Clouges

Money paid to a *herald at a *tournament, deriving its name from the time when it was the herald's duty to nail a knight's shield to a tree on which all the challenges were to be found. [< Fr. clou = nail] -

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  • Clouges — nail money paid to heralds for nailing the knight s shield to the tree at a tournament …   Medieval glossary

  • Perron — 1) Block of stone used as the base of e.g. a market cross or similar. [< Fr. pierre = a stone] Cf. Eleanor crosses 2) Not unlike the previous entry, this was sometimes a mound, sometimes a pillar, which featured in the more elaborate writings… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Tree of honour — Such a tree served as the place where knights shields were fixed by way of challenge. Any knight wishing to take up the challenge would tap one or all the shields; terms and time and place would then be agreed for the jousting and fighting on… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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