This academic project celebrates and curates the work of Charles Relly Beard (1891-1958), antiquarian and expert in the history of costume, arms and armour. The project team consists of Dr Maggie Scott and Mr Joshua Pendragon, with support from the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Wallace Collection (London), the Oxford English Dictionary, and Scottish Language Dictionaries (Edinburgh).


This website is currently under construction. The editorial team are keen to take questions from any interested parties from medieval and early modern battle re-enactors to linguists and historians.

We are in the fortunate position of having copies of Charles Relly Beard's archive collection (held by the Society of Antiquaries of London) so if this material can help you please contact us at the address above.


Archive Materials Copyright © Society of Antiquaries of London, including copies of entries kindly provided by Scottish Language Dictionaries.