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58152Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: paper castles

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  • Antonia di Benedetto Calvo
    Jan 26, 2010
      xina007eu wrote:
      >> In Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight, line 802, the castle is compared to "a castle cut of paper for a king's feast". (Boroff translation) Was paper in England in late 14th century? Anyone have more information on cut paper castles - it sounds like a centerpiece or decoration?
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      > by the 14th century, paper was already in existence. It was first made in Spain (Have you read or seen _The Name of the Rose_? The plot of the book and film hinges upon a book written on paper rather than on parchment)


      I don't think a 20th century novel counts as evidence

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      Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

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