Friday, April 6, 2012

Medieval Word of the Day

Seneschal: Official in a medieval household responsible for the supervision and management of a nobleman’s estates


Anonymous said...

This was a new word in your novel. I'm wondering about their pillows--were they hard pieces of wood, or what? Curious. Tina Scott

Joyce DiPastena said...

Hi Tina,

We're you wondering about the word "bolster" in DF? It was a kind of pillow, but usually long and
round and very firm, though still stuffed with something like wool.

Here's a link to a picture of a bolster. (Modern day, but the general idea is the same.)