Early medieval women’s headwear

When I was still regularly involved in the late Middle Ages reenactment, my girl friends and I always admired the early medieval outfits for their colours and rich, or even lavish decorations. Christianity posed some serious restrictions on women’s clothing in late medieval Europe. As women reenacting urban dwellers of …

Scandinavians’ presence in the Viking Age Baltics

Sagas and chronicles tell stories about the lands of today’s Estonia and their interaction with the Scandinavians. Unfortunately these sources were often written much later than the events they describe took place and involve some fantasy elements. Their authors perhaps have never been to Estonia. Yet, these sources give evidence …