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The derivation of this name from the old English ‘cealdwielle’, meaning ‘cold stream’, makes it impossible to state a definite territorial origin for the name. Certainly, old lands of that name are found in Renfrewshire, and the oldest record of a fam.....
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contains an ever growing resource of articles pertaining to medieval times and topics. All articles are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Here is a preview of our most recent article:
Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters
relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. To most,
though, heraldry is the practice of designing, displaying, describing, and
recording coats of arms and badges. Historically, it has been variously
described as “the shorthand of history” (Fox-Davies) and “the floral border in
the garden of history” (Moncreiffe & Pottinger). The origins of heraldry lie in
the need to distinguish participants in combat when their faces were hidden by
iron and steel helmets. Eventually a system of rules developed into the modern
form of heraldry.
The system of bla ...
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Date: February 2024
Subject: Medieval Update!
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Proverbs of the Moment
Gaelic Proverbs come primarily from the western Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and they have a distinctly rural or agricultural flavor which reflects
the society from which they were gathered. It is to be expected that many of them pertain to the weather, to the planting of crops, and to country life
in general. Others reflect the Gaelic love of company and hospitality, fear of poverty and laziness.
Faodaidh fearg sealltainn a stigh air cridh an duine ghlic, Ach còmhnaichidh I an crì an amadain.
Anger may look in on a wise man’s heart, But it abides in the heart of a fool.
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Galicia (spelt identically in Galician and Spanish) is an
autonomous community with the status of Historic Nationality in the northwest of
Some Galician nationalists have sought t.....
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