The Royal University of Meridies Castle beckons one and all to its Hall of Learning! (Don't worry, you won't get lost. No,
the, uh, verbal ghosts didn't kidnap the links beneath the castle) Just scroll down....
Last updated 2 February 2006
Welcome to the Royal University of Meridies Resource URL List! There's something in the Great Hall for anyone who
enters the Castle of Knowledge. I've put an e-mail hyperlink below so that you can e-mail me about any concerns you might
have. Last year, I went through an expansion craze with the List and doubled its size in two months.
As you can imagine, this makes editing out the dead links harder, but I'm still working all of the time trying to make sure
every link is working.
The List is divided up into categories to make for ease of navigation. Whether you're looking
for resources for combat styles, weapons, armor, garb, music, dance, calligraphy and illumination, feastcratting, medieval
literary masterpieces like "The Song of Roland", the Arthurian Cycle or the Viking sagas, it's all here. As I'm sure you can
imagine, some of these sites were quite difficult to categorize. Where does a site with both heraldry and costuming go? You
tell me! I put them in the General Research category if the research is a bit heavy-going and put the more accessible (that's
a crummy word for this purpose, but I can't think of a better one) sites in the Daily Life category. Yes, I changed the name
of the first category on the List! Calling it the "Academic Research" category was getting downright misleading. Many of these
sites have nothing to do with formal schools. The category includes a terrific site about the Battle of Hastings--visit it,
you will *not* believe the quality of the imagery, and the history on it is very concise and easy to read.
the heck of it, I've included a few pieces of my own research here. These include the text of my Compleat Anachronist on two
noted medieval universities, the Universities of Bologna and Paris. Also included are a few stories about my experiences as
a waterbearer and a story about a bizarre experience I had in an alleged medieval dungeon! If you're interested
in the by-products of my ego, just click on one of the links below. If you'd like to use any of these articles for your newsletter,
feel free to use them. I only ask that you mention my name with the publication and send me a copy of your newsletter. You
can get my snail-mail address by e-mailing me.
A big thanks is in order to Lord Kestrel of Wales from the Barony
of Bryn Madoc here in Meridies. This fine gentle has copied all of my files into his pages, sparing me an undetermined number
of headaches. Even when some monster decides to eat the site (and some dirty rat did at one point come to the wrong place
for dinner) the files are still there.
I would also like to thank my Shire-mates in Shire Brantestone, Kingdom of
Meridies, for being my good friends and believing in me. I couldn't have done this without them.
great years with the Royal University of Meridies, I submitted my resignation as Deputy Dean of Academic Research in
June of 2005. I figured it was about time to let someone else serve, and not surprisingly mundane conflicts also played a
part. I will continue to maintain this list for all of the researchers in the Known World as well as our students in Meridies.
It's very rewarding work.
Thanks for your interest in our list! Happy surfing!
THL Isabelle de Foix
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