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(Michael Adams aka Morgoth) Feudal Terms of England 
The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland "searchable, digital archive of British and Irish Romanesque stone sculpture"
Courtship and Marriage
(James Marshall) Rules of Chivalry and Courtly Love 
Medieval Love (student web project includes commentary, links, texts, images and bibliography)(Piper L. Bringhurst, Westminster College)
(David Simpson) Chivalry and Courtly Love (Depaul U.)
Backgrounds to Romance: Courtly Love (Deborah Schwartz, Calif. Polytechnic U.)
(Larry D. Benson) Courtly Love and Chivalry in the Later Middle Ages  (Harvard U.)
Courtly Love Page (Harvard U.)
Marriage and Sexuality in Medieval Europe (Course syllabus for Women's Studies/Religious Studies course; includes hyperlinks to readings and sources)(Paul Hyhams,Cornell U.)
Medieval and Renaissance Wedding Information (includes bibliographies of scholarly resources) (Kirsti S. Thomas, St. Martin's C.)
The College of Arms ("the official repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Commonwealth families and their descendants," with links to newsletter and outside sources) (College of Arms, UK)
British Heraldry (historical background to numerous heraldic topics, bibliography,links to sources for British heraldry) (François R. Vede, Heraldica.org)
The Heraldry Society of Scotland (homepage for Society, with links to numerous articles on cultural and historical background)
Horses and Medieval Culture: 600-1630 (International Museum of the Horse)
Leisure and Gaming
Toria Forsyth-Moser The Medieval Countryside of Herefordshire (integrates primary sources and images to discuss forests and hunting in medieval Herefordshire)
The Altered State: England, Literature, and the Pub ("looks at how inns, taverns, alehouses and pubs have appeared in literature from Chaucer to the present day") (Steven Earnshaw, Sheffield Hallam U., UK)
Medieval and Anglo-Saxon Recipes (recipes, in modern English, from The British Museum Cookbook (Michelle Berriedale-Johnson)
Music and Poetry
Listening to Medieval Music (U. of North Florida)
Terry V. F. Brogan, Metrici and Rhythmici: A Chronological List of Ancient and Medieval Theories of Meter, with Secondary Apparatus (Versification)
Gregorian Chant Home Page 
Society for Creative Anachronism: Minstrel Homepage ("songs, filk, story-telling, and juggling, . . . mostly Western Europe from the fall of Rome until 1600")
Science and Technology
Medieval Cosmology (Frank T. McAndrew, Knox College)
The Medieval Experimental Museum (a living history center that performs historically accurate reconstructions)(Medieval Centre, Denmark)
The Astrolabe (discussion of the technology involved, including a downloadable electronic astrolabe) (James E. Morrison)
Nicholas Whyte (Queen's U. of Belfast) Astronomy and Astrology in the 12th Century 
The Medieval Bestiary (homepage linking to e-texts, articles, descriptions of bestiary manuscripts, and to a massive bibliogrpahy on medieval animals) (David Badke)
Medieval Cosmology (includes illustration of Ptolemaic geocentric model)(Luminarium)
Medieval Science and Scientific Instruments (Richard A. Paselk, Humboldt U.)
The Medieval Science Page (numerous links, arranged by topic) (James McNelis)
The Medieval Technology Pages (arranged by subject) (Paul J. Gans, New York U.)
The Planets and Their Children: A Blockbook of Medieval Popular Astrology ("a hypermedia presentation of a blockbook or "Planetenbuch", in which I have attempted to make the 15th-century experience of reading a popular astrology text accessible to a modern, nonspecialist audience") (Marianne Hansen)
Mythical Plants of the Middle Ages from the Goodcookery site, based on the writings of Ernst & Johanna Lehner and William A. Emboden)
David Chart Starry Messenger ("Phase I of the Electronic History of Astronomy developed in the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science") (Sachiko Kusukawa and Liba Taub, Trinity College, Cambridge)

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