Friday, January 11, 2013

The Published Articles

of SCA member Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton

Did you ever wonder why we write Xmas, or what the seven deadly sins are and how to avoid them?  Or maybe you've thought about what life was like without a cell phone or an alarm clock, and wondered how people thought about time in the Middle Ages.

Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton (MKA Susan Carroll-Clark) has written a LOT of articles, on topics ranging from research to history, to writing articles and autocrating events, to persona and period names - even how to knot your own hair net.

Better yet, if you are a Chronicler in search of articles for your local barony or shire's newsletter, you can reprint her articles (subject to her guidelines, which are available from her site).

These articles are well-written and informative, a veritable treasure trove of knowledge.  I particularly enjoyed "Going Home - Have you ever visited your persona's home town?  I have," but all of them seem worth at least a quick browse, and you will learn a great deal about medieval society and history if you take the time to read these.

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