Hear Ye! Hear Ye! All citizens and friends of Hey, Kids! Today we begin preparations in earnest for our Medieval Fair, an event to commence with great fanfare! Let it be known throughout the land that from this day forward, until the 20th of November, the town crier will bring news of these days and times to all in the kingdom.
Today the subjects of our fair land enjoyed Pretioles, a treat introduced by monks in the early middle ages. Baked in the shape of children with their arms crossed over their chests in prayer, pretioles, Latin for “little reward”, were given to children when they had learned a prayer. The three holes in the middle represented the three persons of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our modern word pretzel comes from the Latin, pretiole.
Join us on our journey as we read Crispin and Beowulf, and as we prepare for our Medieval Fair. Huzzah and Good Speed!