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Welcome to Cunnan, a Wiki collecting information for re-enactors of the Middle Ages and Renaissance with a heavy slant towards members of the SCA.

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Subinfeudation: Subinfeudation was the feudal custom of vassals holding vassals of their own. In the multiple layers of feudal obligation in medieval Europe such subinfeudation was common, with lords owing fealty to a greater lord, and receiving fealty from lesser ones.

This is not to say the the situation was always -- or even often -- that simple. In many cases, a medieval lord would owe leal service to multiple overlords, and could find himself in a sticky situation -- in a worst case owing conflicting service to two overlords at odds with one another. (more)

Heraldic jargon:
In heraldry a inescutcheon is a subordinary in the shape of a shield. It is sometimes referred to as an escutcheon, though this term often refers to the larger shield itself.

Dance: Saltarello

Fibre arts: Punto in aria

Recipe: Poume d'oranges

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History: Daily life in the 12th century, Centuries, Middle Ages, Renaissance, English Monarchs, Scottish kings

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