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Note that Regia has no control over the following, and neither it nor its member groups are not responsible for their contents:


Academia (Invaluable compilation of articles, categorized according to interests including Early Medieval, Anglo-Saxon and Viking)Anglo-Saxon Calendar (list of months and other information)
Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum (A large range of cups, bowls, etc. in the British Museum)
Anglo-Saxon Monk (Web page of translations and commentaries by Dr. Christopher Monk)
Anglo-Saxon Music (Annie Whitehead’s look at early medieval music)
Anglo-Saxon Names (Names you can use for Anglo-Saxon impressions)
Anglo-Saxon Narrative Poetry Project (translations of englisc narrative poetry...not merely Beowulf)
Anglo-Scandinavian Chronicle (essays by Folo Watkins on Living History and Viking Age Reenacting)
Archaeological tafl board finds (A fasconating display of extant boards with a lot of photographs and line illustrations)
Ashmolean Museum (splendid museum associate with Oxford)
British Museum (The home of such items as the Sutton Hoo finds, the Franks casket, many of the Lewis chessmen and many items from the Viking Age)
Colors for your Status (list of modern equivalents for appropriate colors, with notes on the status of individuals using the color)
Coloured Clothes in Medieval Scandinavian Literature and Archaeology (wonderful article by Þor Ewing)
Complicated Political Lives of Medieval Manuscripts (A very interesting article on how many manuscripts came down to us)
Costs in Early Middle Ages (estimates of what arms, armor and other things were worth
Creating an Authentic Past (A podcast from Colonial Williamsburg that comments on creating reproductions and the difficulty in finding materials. It concentrates on 18C but is of interest to other eras, including our own)
Dark Ages Reenactment Company (Canadian group headed by Darrell Markewitz that among other activities, does reenactments at l’Ans aux Meadows)
Durham Library Recreated (Digital downloads of various books from Durham Cathedral)
Dyeing with Plants (Directed to Roman dyeing but dealing with dyeing pertinent for our era)
Dyes Project (Notes on the Regia Dye Project and what dyestuffs to use for thenty colors!)
Durham Cathedral (impressive Cathedral, parts of which date from early Norman time, where Saints Cuthbert and Bede are buried)
Eating like It’s 999 (Chuck Elshlaeger’s account of eating like an Anglo-Saxon for a year)
Extant Chests and Caskets (A Compendium with illustrations of extant medieval chests)
English–Old Norse Dictionary (from the University of York)
Fornaldarsögur Norðlanda (a listing of Icelandic sagas and their English translations)
Free Digitized Manuscripts Containing Old English h (some manmuscripts from the time not in Old English)
Origin of the term Farb (essay by an ACW renactor on a term that has become ubiquitous in much living history)
Footware of the Middle Ages (Shoes, shoes, shoes, from throughout the middle ages)
Friends of the Viking Ship (Page devoted to the first longship repro, built 12 years after the Gokstad ship was uncovered, and sailed to the Chicago Columbian Exhibition and now at Good Templar Park in Geneva, Illinois)
Getting Started in Living History (A very nice series by the Townsend folk. Not for this era, but what they say is relevant for everyone!)
Great Pouch Debate (thought-provoking article from a branch of Regia, Gwerin y Gwyr, enumerating period contents of pouches)
The Havamal (the etiquette manual of the Viking Age)
Hedeby (Haithabu) -Schleswig-Holstein regional museum (A number of photos of the reconstructions at the Norse trading center of Hedeby)
Historical Reenactors Guide to Saxon/Viking Textiles (Aidan Campbell talks textiles)
Hurstwic Food Page (Good analysis of Norse diet; the Hurstwic main page, which leads to its many pages, is wonderful!)
Icelandic Saga Database (Sagar in various translations)
Interactive Cathedral Map (not specifically period, but a terrific resource!)
Irish National Museum (Very interesting museum relating to the Hiberno-Scandinavians and more)
Jorvik Viking Centre (A celebration of the Danelaw!)
Julius Work Calendar (Anglo-Saxon Calendar, also featured in Robert Lacey's The Year 1000 and in The Julius Work Calendar)
Knives from the Viking Age (An illustrated article on knives and shape of knives written by Darrell Markewitz)
Kornbluth Photography (Archives of Genevra Kornbluth, an historian of the luxury arts and photographer)
King Alfred’s Grammar Book (Old English grammar with a glossary, by Michael D. C. Drout)
Labyrinth (Resources for Medieval Studies)
List of textiles (Textile trims from the Viking Age)
Living History IS for Families (Not our period but universal for all good reenacting!
Looking for Evidence (collection of links of extant finds and other historical items for living historians and reenactors)
Norse Costume at a Glance (Quick Overviw by Aidan Campbell)
Norse Months (List of Months and Other Information)
Norse Names (On creating Norse names, including links to names found in Landnámabók)
Old English Wikipedia (don’t venture there if you have an inadequate sense of humor!)
Old Fashioned Milk Paint Color Chart (a great source for accurate milk paints)
Online Books (mainly Victorian and out of copyright, a rich umbrella that searches Gutenburg, Google Books and many other sources for a variety of books that can be downloaded)
Online Etymology Dictionary (want to know which words came from Old English or Old Norse roots, have fun!)
Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum (a scan of the book by William George Searle, first published in 1897 but still one of the sources for Anglo-Saxon names, taken from occurrences in period manuscripts)
Open Domesday (an online digitized reproduction of the invaluable Domesday Book)
Oseberg Textiles (Article by the co-discoverer of L’Ans aux Meadows on textiles and textile tools found in the Oseberg burial)
Pangur Press (A number of downloads pf books by Walton Rogers)
Regia Home Page (A wonderful collection of articles and pictures, including Authenticity Regs!)
Regia Anglorum–Celebrating 25 Years (shirt video made by Nigel Amos for regia’s silvery anniversary and showing its wide range of interests)
Shields (The Viking shield from archaeology presented by the New Varangian Guard)
Tale of Two Civilisations (An interesting look at the relatonship between the Norse and the Muslim cultures)
Tandy Leather Guide (Leather Thivkness and Weight Chart)
Tents (Compendium by members of Wynmerestow on getelds and geteld construction [with patterns])
Textile FAQ (Valuable compendium by Wynmerestow)
ThorNews (A compilation of articles relating to Norwegian history and culture)
Thoughts on Reenacting (a thought-provoking essay from a later period)
3D Modeling of Lewis Chessmen (remarkable modeling of remarkable artefacts)
Viking Age Compendium (ongoing research into the material culture of Viking Age Britain by the society AO and his wife)
Viking Answer Lady (A collection of articles dealing with many aspects of the Viking Age. Invaluable!)
Viking Games (An overview of the various things that the Norse did to entertain themselves when they ere not working)

Viking News Annex (Loren Schultz runs an outstanding an ever-growing Facebook group that lists numerous and specialized links)
Viking Occupations (What the Norse did when they were not raiding, with links to other pertinent pages)
Viking resources for the Reenactor (The main page for Carolyn Priest-Dorman’s articles on the Viking Age. Invaluable!)
Viking Site (Jesse Byock's web site; he's one of my favorite living historians, and the site delivers)
Weaving and Related Topics (On-Line Digital Archive of Documents)
West Stow Village (a magnificent recreation of Anglo-Saxon life)
Woods Used by Vikings (A compendium of information created by a member of DARC)
Woodwright Shop (online videos from the series hosted by Roy Underhill)
York Archaeological Trust (Top-flight archaeological information site focusing on finds from York, England. This site focuses on photos of artifacts, while this offers pdf downloads of some oop publications)


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