Fun Things to Do with Hoods

Medieval Hoods are great for keeping your head warm. You can wear them in many silly ways and here are some other things you can use them for:

 

1338-1344 Bodleian MS 264 m130ra

1338-1344 Bodleian MS 264 Romance of Alexander m130r

This appears to be a great game: One person puts their hood on backwards so that they can’t see while everyone else ties their hoods into knots and takes turns hitting the blindfolded person.

 

1338-1344 Bodleian MS 264 m130va

1338-1344 Bodleian MS 264 Romance of Alexander m130v

And this is a suitable game for women to play too.

 

1338-1344 Bodleian MS 264 m132va

1338-1344 Bodleian MS 264 Romance of Alexander m132v

What do you do if you find a swarm of gigantic butterlies? You can use your hood to catch them of course.

 

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1338-1344 Bodleian MS 264 Romance of Alexander m132v

And when you are tired of catching butterflies, just use your hood as a pillow and have a little rest.

 

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1338-1344 Bodleian MS 264 Romance of Alexander m135r

And again: women can do this too.

 

1338-1344 Bodleian MS 264 m135riia

1338-1344 Bodleian MS 264 Romance of Alexander m135r

But I’m not sure how comfortable a butterfly would be for a pillow.

 

 

So if you are coming to St Ives Medieval Faire┬ábring your hood in case you see any giant butterflies. – Lyl Dun

 

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