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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 3 terms in this directory beginning with the letter T.
A middling sized round shield, held in the center much like a buckler, favored by the Scots and Border Reavers among others.

Tasset (armor)
A piece of armor which was attached to the bottom of a cuirass so it overlapped the cuisse and provided additional protection for the thigh.

The Marches
An area along the eastern edge of Wales along the border with England of variable political affiliation and status throughout medieval history.


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