Medieval Lighing

A set of guides by Master Bedwyr Danwyn

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Where Was Such Lighting Used?
When Were Such Lights Used?
How Were Oil Lamps Used?
How Were Candles Used?
How Were Wicks Made?
What About Candlesticks?
Lighting Bibliography

working with natural oils

working with tallow

working with beeswax

working with rushlights

examples, articles about and sources for medieval lighting on the web
links to articles about medieval lighting
examples of extant lamps on the web
examples of extant candlesticks on the web
examples of extant lamps on the web
medieval artwork on the web showing lamps
medieval artwork on the web showing candles
medieval artwork on the web showing candlesticks
Commercial sources of lamps and other lighting items

pictorial guide to making oil lamps from household items


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