a medieval minute: dancing

Women dancing.

Women dancing.

The most common form of dancing in the middle ages was the carol. It is known by any number of other names such as: carole, carola, rondel, rondelet and reigen. Dancers held hands and danced in a circle around a central point such as a maypole. Dancers provided the music themselves. Sometimes men and women danced together, but in many medieval illustrations, men and women often have their own circles. Instruments used while dancing included various kinds of drums and lutes.
Men dancing.

Men dancing.

Men and women dancing together.

Men and women dancing together.

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I love history and I love writing. I've been working on an historical novel about a medieval viscountess, Ermengarde of Narbonne since 2009. It has been quite a journey and the journey isn't over. Previously I written 6 historical novels for kids, but this is a new challenge.
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