Medieval Monday Index

I have now created over a year’s worth of Medieval Monday posts, can you believe it?! This index is for anyone who might want to glance back at posts they may have forgotten or missed, and as a resource for those doing research of their own. The index should make it easier to find information on specific topics of interest. (General topics are at the bottom of the page.) I will add this post to my menu and keep it up to date as I write new ones. Sometimes I will link to another website with relevant information. If you find a link that has stopped working, please contact me.

Want to know more on a particular topic, but don’t see it here? Make a suggestion! I’m up for the challenge. 🙂


Labors of the Months

January: https://allisondreid.com/2018/01/28/medieval-monday-labors-of-january-2/

Februaryhttps://allisondreid.com/2017/02/06/medieval-monday-labors-of-february/

March: https://allisondreid.com/2017/03/06/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-march/

April: https://allisondreid.com/2017/04/03/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-april/

May: https://allisondreid.com/2017/05/01/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-may/

June: https://allisondreid.com/2017/06/12/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-june-2/

July: https://allisondreid.com/2017/07/03/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-july-2/

August: https://allisondreid.com/2017/08/07/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-august-2/

September: https://allisondreid.com/2017/09/04/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-september-2/

October: https://allisondreid.com/2017/10/02/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-october-2/

November, part 1: https://allisondreid.com/2017/11/06/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-november-2/

November, part 2: https://allisondreid.com/2016/11/14/medieval-monday-more-labors-of-november/

December: https://allisondreid.com/2016/12/05/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-december/

 


How things were made

Baking bread: https://allisondreid.com/2016/06/27/medieval-monday-cooking-methods-part-2/
https://allisondreid.com/2016/05/02/medieval-monday-bread/

Barrels and Wooden Vessels: https://allisondreid.com/2018/05/28/medieval-monday-making-barrels-and-wooden-vessels/

Boat making: https://allisondreid.com/2016/10/10/medieval-monday-merchant-ships/

Bowl carving: https://allisondreid.com/2016/12/05/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-december/

Building and oven: https://allisondreid.com/2016/06/27/medieval-monday-cooking-methods-part-2/

Fire: https://allisondreid.com/2017/08/14/medieval-monday-fire-fire/

Coin striking: https://allisondreid.com/2016/10/17/medieval-monday-medieval-money/

Pottery: https://allisondreid.com/2017/01/17/medieval-monday-pottery/

Spinning thread: https://allisondreid.com/2016/02/22/medieval-monday/

Threshing: https://allisondreid.com/2016/08/08/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-august/

Timber (making wood beams with hand tools): https://allisondreid.com/2016/05/23/medieval-monday-timber/

Smelting/Bloomeries: https://allisondreid.com/2016/03/21/medieval-monday-smelting-iron/

 


A Year on the Farm:  Tales from the Green Valley Documentary Series

January (Tending cattle, harvesting timber supplies, repairing tools, building work, hedge laying, breaking ice, mucking the cow shed, harvesting oak apples (for dye or ink), making ink, repairing shoes, preparing and using medicines, distilling water, preparing the field for spring, harvesting kale, winter foods):

February (Food, Music, Construction, Caring for Livestock, Weather): https://allisondreid.com/2017/02/20/medieval-monday-the-green-valley-in-february/

March (Food, Caring for Livestock, Brewing, Threshing, Winnowing, Milling, Games): https://allisondreid.com/2017/03/06/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-march/

April (Spring Cleaning (and other chores of a medieval housewife), Calving, Bedding, Building/repairing Stone Walls, Field Work, and Spring Foods): https://allisondreid.com/2017/04/03/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-april/

May (Dairy production (milking, churning butter), plowing, harrowing, charcoal burning, sowing peas, making fishing rods and tackle, fishing, making straw rope, baskets, and thatch for roofing, food, May Day): https://allisondreid.com/2017/05/01/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-may/

June (Washing and Shearing Sheep, Making Cheese, Field Work, Foods, June Festivities): https://allisondreid.com/2017/06/12/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-june-2/

July (Doing laundry (making detergent from ash, stain remover from stale urine, rinsing in the stream, and using wringing posts), harvesting hay in the meadow, weeding crops, gathering gooseberries, beans, and roses, and cooking beef, puddings, and other seasonal foods): https://allisondreid.com/2017/07/03/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-july-2/

August (Cutting, drying, and bringing in the grain harvest, taking out the geese, making writing quills, duster brushes, and collecting goose down, making lights from rushes and animal tallow, and making a period goose meat pie): https://allisondreid.com/2017/08/07/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-august-2/

September (Plowing with oxen, sowing seeds, harrowing, baking bread, period clothing, caring for pigs, and making period food, including pigeon, apple fritters, and mushrooms): https://allisondreid.com/2017/09/04/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-september-2/

October (Roofing with timbers and thatch, gardening, harvesting pears, period footwear, fattening the pigs, spit roasting lamb, storing/checking fruit for winter):   https://allisondreid.com/2017/10/02/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-october-2/

November (Finishing the cow shed, making wattle and daub walls, pig slaughter, butchering, and cooking. Gathering medlars, scrubbing a table with salt, roof thatching): https://allisondreid.com/2017/11/06/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-november-2/

December (Making preparations for Christmas, building a wood storage hovel, sewing, clothing, threshing peas, making mince pies and other Christmas foods, and decorating for Christmas): https://allisondreid.com/2017/12/04/medieval-monday-the-labors-of-december-2/


Medieval Society: Medieval Lives Documentary Series

Damsels: https://allisondreid.com/2018/05/21/medieval-monday-the-damsel/

Knights: https://allisondreid.com/2018/07/02/medieval-monday-the-knight/

Minstrels: https://allisondreid.com/2018/06/04/medieval-monday-the-minstrel/

Monks: https://allisondreid.com/2018/04/02/medieval-monday-the-monk/

Outlaws: https://allisondreid.com/2018/10/01/medieval-monday-the-outlaw/

Peasants: https://allisondreid.com/2018/03/05/medieval-monday-the-peasant/

Philosophers: https://allisondreid.com/2018/08/06/medieval-monday-the-philosopher/

 


Holidays

Easter: https://allisondreid.com/2017/04/17/medieval-monday-easter/

Hallowmas, part 1: https://allisondreid.com/2016/10/24/medieval-monday-hallowmas-halloween/

Hallowmas, part 2: https://allisondreid.com/2016/10/31/medieval-monday-hallowmas-saints-and-sinners/

Advent: https://allisondreid.com/2016/12/12/medieval-monday-advent-the-days-before-christmas/

Christmas Day: https://allisondreid.com/2016/12/25/medieval-monday-christmas-day/

 


General Topics

Archery: https://allisondreid.com/2016/04/18/medieval-monday-archery/

Barrels and Wooden Vessels: https://allisondreid.com/2018/05/28/medieval-monday-making-barrels-and-wooden-vessels/

Bathing: https://allisondreid.com/2016/07/25/medieval-monday-bathing/

Boots, Shoes, and Walking Medieval: https://allisondreid.com/2017/11/20/medieval-monday-boots-shoes-and-walking-medieval/

Bread: https://allisondreid.com/2016/05/02/medieval-monday-bread/

Cooking methods, part 1: https://allisondreid.com/2016/06/20/medieval-monday-cooking-methods-part-1/

Cooking methods, part 2: https://allisondreid.com/2016/06/27/medieval-monday-cooking-methods-part-2/

Dragon lore: https://allisondreid.com/2016/01/25/dragon-lore-real-or-imagined/

Drinks: https://allisondreid.com/2017/02/13/medieval-monday-whats-to-drink/

Expressions: https://allisondreid.com/2016/02/15/medieval-monday-where-did-that-expression-come-from/

Fire: https://allisondreid.com/2017/08/14/medieval-monday-fire-fire/

Fulling: https://allisondreid.com/2016/02/29/medieval-monday-what-is-a-lavender/

Games: https://allisondreid.com/2016/08/15/medieval-monday-let-the-games-begin/

Grooming and hygiene: https://allisondreid.com/2016/08/01/medieval-monday-grooming-and-hygiene/

The Home: https://allisondreid.com/2016/09/12/medieval-monday-the-medieval-home/

Horses: https://allisondreid.com/2017/01/30/medieval-monday-horses/

Hunting: https://allisondreid.com/2016/08/29/medieval-monday-pleasure-gardens-2/

Illuminated manuscripts: https://allisondreid.com/2016/03/28/medieval-monday-illuminated-manuscripts/

Insults: https://allisondreid.com/2018/06/18/medieval-monday-insults-2/

Jobs (the most horrible ones): https://allisondreid.com/2016/04/11/medieval-monday-measuring-time-2/

Linen (making from flax): https://allisondreid.com/2016/06/13/medieval-monday-turning-flax-into-linen/

Markets: https://allisondreid.com/2016/09/26/medieval-monday-markets/

Measurements: https://allisondreid.com/2016/03/07/medieval-monday-measurements/

Merchant ships: https://allisondreid.com/2016/10/10/medieval-monday-merchant-ships/

Mills: https://allisondreid.com/2016/09/19/medieval-monday-the-medieval-mill/

Money: https://allisondreid.com/2016/10/17/medieval-monday-medieval-money/

Music: https://allisondreid.com/2016/04/25/medieval-monday-music/

Names: https://allisondreid.com/2016/02/08/medieval-monday-whats-in-a-name/

Peasants (part 1): https://allisondreid.com/2018/03/05/medieval-monday-the-peasant/

Peasants (part 2): https://allisondreid.com/2018/03/12/medieval-monday-the-peasant-part-2/

Peasant Houses: https://allisondreid.com/2016/07/19/medieval-monday-the-peasant-home/

Pets: https://allisondreid.com/2017/04/24/medieval-monday-pets/

Pigeons and Dovecotes: https://allisondreid.com/2018/03/19/medieval-monday-pigeons-and-dovecotes/

Plants and herbs, part 1: https://allisondreid.com/2016/05/09/medieval-monday-plants-and-herbs-part-1/

Plants and herbs, part 2: https://allisondreid.com/2016/05/16/medieval-monday-plants-and-herbs-part-2/

Pleasure gardens: https://allisondreid.com/2016/08/22/medieval-monday-pleasure-gardens/

Salt production: https://allisondreid.com/2016/06/06/medieval-monday-salt-production/

Sleep (part 1): https://allisondreid.com/2018/02/05/medieval-monday-sleep-part-1/

Sleep (part 2): https://allisondreid.com/2018/02/12/medieval-monday-sleep-part-2/

Smelting iron ore: https://allisondreid.com/2016/03/21/medieval-monday-smelting-iron/

Solar eclipse: https://allisondreid.com/2017/08/21/medieval-monday-solar-eclipse/

Time: https://allisondreid.com/2016/02/01/medieval-monday-measuring-time/

Towerhouses: https://allisondreid.com/2017/03/27/medieval-monday-the-towerhouse/

Travelhttps://allisondreid.com/2017/01/23/medieval-monday-travel/

Travel Distance in a Day: https://allisondreid.com/2017/06/26/medieval-monday-travel-distance-in-a-day/

Undergarments: https://allisondreid.com/2018/06/25/medieval-monday-undergarments/

Wool: https://allisondreid.com/2016/11/28/medieval-monday-wool/

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