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The Golden Gloss

The medieval glossary of English (old/middle/modern) words as used in the middle ages. Of highlight are words misunderstood or unknown to the general public (or newer participants.)

UPDATED 09/01/2023

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There are currently 2 terms in this directory beginning with the letter J.
A defensive garment, similar to a gambeson, but typically referring to a later period garment often reinforced with small plates sown between the layers of fabric.

A sleeved garment made and intended to be worn over the top of mail and plate armor, predominant use in the 14th century.


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