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How the Tudors Celebrated Christmas

Have you ever wondered what Christmas looked like for the Tudors? Maybe you would like to celebrate Christmas like Shakespeare or Henry VIII. In this post, we describe how the Tudors would have celebrated Christmas. Let’s start with the general Christmas season. What did the Christmas season look like for the Tudors? For the Tudors, …

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A Viking Yule

Have you ever wondered what Yule was like for the Vikings? Here, we hope to give you a glimpse into the Norse mid-winter festival and the kinds of experiences you might have had as a Viking celebrating Yule. We will go over their traditions, foods, and decorations. What was Yule? Yule was a mid-winter festival …

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LARPer Gift Guide

Does someone in your life love LARPing? Maybe you know someone that would like to get started LARPing and you would like to support them. We totally understand. That is why we put together this LARPer gift guide to help you pick out the perfect present. We break down our gift suggestions into staple LARP …

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Warrior Gift Guide

When you want to shop for the warrior in your life, you may be confused on where to start. With our Warrior Gift Guide, we help you pick the perfect item or items that will protect your warrior when they are on the battlefield. We feature a range of armour, helmets, and shields as well …

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Wearing Wool with Medieval Fall Outfits

Ever wonder what medieval people wore during the colder months? While the styles and designs varied from place to place, the textiles were consistent amongst the lower and middle classes. Easily the most popular textile during the medieval period was wool. Regardless of class, a medieval person wore some form of wool for their clothing …

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Harvest Festivals and their Medieval Roots

The fall season is very much a season for harvest festivals. This was especially true for the medieval world. For example, a play from 1600 mentions a harvest celebration that involves singing. End of harvest festivals had the name of Horkey in Eastern England and Ireland. As it didn’t have a standard spelling, it could …

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Swords of the Middle Ages: A History

Have you ever wondered how European swords evolved from the time of the Romans to late-medieval mercenaries? In this post, we briefly cover a quick history of the different sword designs and styles of the Middle Ages. Let’s begin with the most popular swords of the Romans. Their swords are important for context surrounding medieval …

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Intro to Renaissance Faires and Festivals

Ever wonder where Ren faires came from and why you should go to one? Here at Medieval Collectibles, we are happy to help you explore the world of Ren faires. With this intro to Renaissance faires and festivals, we hope that you get excited to go to a faire near you! Where did medieval faires …

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Getting Started: A Beginner’s Guide to D&D

Dungeons & Dragons is a popular roleplaying game all over the nation. Let’s look at things you need to know when getting started with a beginner’s guide to D&D. What Is Dungeons & Dragons? Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It was first published …

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Medieval Traveling

While modern people head off on holidays and vacations, medieval people also did their own share of traveling. While traveling during the Middle Ages does not come up very often in pop culture, it was rather common for people to head off on journeys. This post looks at who was traveling in the medieval world …

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Early Timeline of Valentines Day

While the current interpretation of St. Valentine’s Day seems rather modern and commercial, the early timeline of the holiday begins with the Romans and continues through the French Revolution. In this post, we look at the beginnings of Saint Valentines Day and some of its traditions. Roman Origins The establishment of Saint Valentine’s Day began …

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Wizards in Fiction

Wizards are easily the most recognizable characters in fiction. In this post, we will explore the archetype of the wizard and how it is expressed in fiction, especially pop culture. From their interpretations in media to how you can look like one, we take a quick look at the portrayal of the fictional wizard. Types …

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Roman Armor

When it comes to fighting as a Roman, what armor you wear will depend upon the era that you are in. There were varying changes to the armor of a Roman soldier across the centuries. Their armor changed with their circumstances. In this post, we look at a few of the major turning points in …

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How to Dress up as a Dungeons and Dragons Rogue

The rogue is one of the most popular classes to play in Dungeons and Dragons. This sneaky and versatile character takes to heart the skills of stealth and dexterity. In addition, this character class can be split into at least three subtypes: thief, assassin, and arcane trickster. Here at Medieval Collectibles, we hope to help …

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Viking Gift Guide

Don’t know what to get your favorite Viking? Check out our Viking Gift Guide and shop some great gifts for this holiday season! We offer a wide range of Viking-themed items. From clothing and accessories to armour and weapons, there is sure to be the perfect gift for you. Whether your Viking likes to head …

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Sword Gift Guide

Our Sword Gift Guide is your roadmap to gifting an awesome sword or figuring out what to give your sword-loving loved ones. Give them something that stands out and speaks to their inner warrior! We’ve got functional swords from top brands like Windlass and Dragon King, and more. These are ideal for the discerning sword …

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LARP Gift Guide

Our LARP Gift Guide has all kinds of LARP weapons and gear for your favorite LARPer! Even if you’re your favorite LARPer, you’re sure to find something awesome to add to your kit. Shop LARP swords, knives, LARP archery supplies, and more. Don’t forget the LARP maintenance supplies for keeping latex-coated LARP weapons at their …

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Dressing as a Dungeons and Dragons Fighter

When you want to dress as a Dungeons and Dragons Warrior or Fighter, there are many parts to consider. This character class is perhaps one of the most diverse when it comes to the background available to the character. We give a basic example of a Warrior character’s ensemble with some weapon and accessory options. …

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Gift Guide for Fandom Gifts! Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter & More

At Medieval Collectibles, we’ve put together a gift guide for fandom gifts! Shopping for the fandom fanatic in your life can be tricky. From crowd pleasers to items that will delight even the pickiest fans, you’ll find all kinds of officially licensed merchandise here from The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Star …

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Weatherproofing LARP and Reenactment Gear

Weatherproofing your gear for LARP events, reenactments, and more is an important task when it comes to maintaining your gear. Weatherproofing makes it nicer to deal with rain or other wet conditions and helps to keep you from getting soaked. In addition, ensuring that your gear is protected against water and mud helps it to …

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How to Layer and Wear your Steel Armor

Medieval Collectibles is here to help you figure out how to layer and wear a suit of steel armor. We walk you through putting together your armored outfit by using the Blackened Vladimir Armour Outfit (OUTFIT-M48) as an example. After reading this post, you will be better prepared to get ready for battle. Blackened Vladimir …

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Taking Care of Steel Armour – Do’s and Don’ts

Medieval Collectibles is proud to offer an array of steel armour. You may be wondering how to take care of your steel armour. Here is a list of the Do’s and Don’ts of taking care of steel armour as well as some products to use in keeping your armour in top condition. Don’ts Don’t leave …

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Medieval Feast

Thanksgiving did not exist in medieval times, but medieval nobles and royals were definitely no strangers to fine feasts with lots of food! Feasting was a grand social occasion often filled with an unimaginable amount of food in great variety, all for the enjoyment of a royal or well-off lord and a few hundred of …

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