Antedating of "Medieval"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 31 02:12:47 UTC 2011

medieval (OED3 1827)

1821 _Gentleman's Magazine_ Nov. 426 (British Periodicals)  Now the temporary Roman munitions consisted of mere earth-work or wood-work, but the question here is, was there such a thing as a work resembling a mediaeval castle?

Fred Shapiro

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