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From the Trojan War by Barry Strauss

  At the time of the Trojan War (approximately 1210-1180 B.C.E., the timeframe varies with different scholars) Troy was known as Wilusa and then later as Ilium. It was a rich kingdom that controlled the Dardanelles which connected the Aegean Sea to the Marmara and Black Seas.  

From The History in Our Seas by Tufan Turanli

  The difference between a pithoi and an amphora is the size of the vessel. Pithois are large amphoras.

From A Knight and His Horse by Ewart Oakshott

  The “tilt” in jousting is the barrier between the two jousters. Originally it was cloth hung from a cord, but used other materials later like a length of wood covered in cloth, or straw in lesser jousting competitions.

From the A Medieval Herbal by Chronicle Books

  Fennel is suggested for “mental vacancy and folly.” Put into ale, lupins or betony and let the person drink. For idiocy and folly, put into ale, Cassia, lupin or bishopswort, and drink.

Victorian period

Source Material: Life in Medieval Times by Marjorie Rowling, 4000 Years of Uppity Women by Vicki Leon, and How to be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman.

Source Material:

Norfolk Museums Archaeological Services Eleanor of Aquitaine & the Four Kings by Amy Kelly Warrior Queens by Antonia Fraser The Celts by Gerhard Herm Random House Dictionary A Dictionary of Chivalry by Grant Uden The History in Our Seas by Tufan Turanli The Hundred Years War by Christopher Allmand