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Kingdoms and Castles available today

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Kingdoms and Castles is a mix between SimCity and a Tower defense game, based in medieval times. Build your city, keep the peasants happy and fight off Viking hoards.

You can buy Kingdoms and Castle on Steam now!

About This Game
Kingdoms and Castles is a game about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling city and imposing castle.

Your kingdom must survive a living and dangerous world. Do the viking raiders make off with your villagers? Or are they stopped, full of arrows, at the castle gates? Does a dragon torch your granary, your people dying of starvation in the winter, or are you able to turn the beast back? The success of your kingdom depends solely on your skill as a city and castle planner.

Star Wars Goes Medieval

Any fan of Star Wars knows it is steeped in medieval tradition. Artist André Araújo (know for Marvel’s Spidey and Inhumans) released a print titled ‘Star Wars Medieval.’ Which is just as it sounds, a medieval take on the most famous Star Wars characters.

Star Wars itself is a very classic type of story— about family, love, war, good vs. evil— so it basically fits in any period. But in specific the large armies, the existence of swords, knights and princesses, for example, are direct links to medieval folklore ~André Araújo

Darth Vader as the Black Knight and Chewbacca as a Germanic tribesman are fantastic! The only ones that are missing are the droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO…

You can buy the print from André’s website (http://andrelimaaraujo.bigcartel.com/product/star-wars-medieval-colored). Check out all his work on his tumblr page

The Shannara Chronicles Episode 4 recap

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The Shannara Chronicles continues its summer run on SPIKE. You can catch The Shannara Chronicles Season 1 on SPIKE TV Thursday nights at 2300 ET/PT. The Shannara Chronicles is based on the second book of the original Shannara series, The Elfstones of Shannara written by Terry Brooks. The Shannara Chronicles Episode 4: Changeling While Amberle…

Ireland: The Struggle for Power by Jeffrey James

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Ireland has a rich history and Jeffrey James explores over 600 years of Irish history in his new book Ireland The Struggle for Power. We caught up with Jeffrey for an interview about his writing life and his new book. Grab your copy of Ireland: The Struggle for Power from the Amberley Publishing website: https://www.amberley-books.com/ireland-the-struggle-for-power.html…

The Shannara Chronicles Episode 3 recap

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The Shannara Chronicles continues its summer run on SPIKE. You can catch The Shannara Chronicles Season 1 on SPIKE TV Thursday nights at 2300 ET/PT. The Shannara Chronicles is based on the second book of the original Shannara series, The Elfstones of Shannara written by Terry Brooks. The Shannara Chronicles Episode 3: Fury Wil and…

Want a Game of Thrones Vacation? Visit Northern Ireland!

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From the Tollymore Forest to the Marble Arch Caves, Ireland is the Seven Kingdoms! To explore the world of Westeros you only need to travel as far as Ireland. Ireland boasts more Game of Thrones locations than any other country in the world! While your waiting for the new season of Game of Thrones to…

The Shannara Chronicles Episode 2 recap

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The Shannara Chronicles continues its summer run on SPIKE. You can catch The Shannara Chronicles Season 1 on SPIKE TV Thursday nights at 2300 ET/PT. The Shannara Chronicles is based on the second book of the original Shannara series, The Elfstones of Shannara written by Terry Brooks. The Shannara Chronicles Episode 2: Chosen, Part 2…

The Shannara Chronicles Episode 1 recap

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The Shannara Chronicles debut last year on MTV. Due to its overwhelming popularity it’s moved to SPIKE TV. This summer SPIKE is re-airing Season 1, leading up to the Season 2 premiere. You can catch The Shannara Chronicles Season 1 on Thursday nights at 2300 ET/PT. The Shannara Chronicles is based on the second book…

J. Paul Getty Museum opens “Women in the Medieval World”

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Modern portrayals of medieval women tend toward stereotypical images of damsels in distress, mystics in convents, female laborers in the fields, and even women of ill repute. In fact, women’s roles in the Middle Ages were varied and nuanced, and medieval depictions of womanhood were multi-faceted. Illuminating Women in the Medieval World, on view June…

Medieval sword discovered in a Polish peat bog

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Completely preserved medieval sword from the 14th century has been discovered at a peat bog near Hrubieszów. The finder donated the artefact to the local Fr. Stanisław Staszic Museum. “This is a unique find in the region” – said Bartłomiej Bartecki, director of the museum. The sword was discovered last week in the Commune of…

900 year-old jewelry found in Crusader castle

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Lost an earring in the kitchen? Don’t get upset. Wait 900 years or so and somebody’s sure to find it. That’s what’s happening in Israel, where 2,500 schoolkids have been participating, one class at a time, in the excavation of a Crusader fortress on Tittora Hill, 20 miles northwest of Jerusalem in the town of…

Auckland Castle excavation unearths ‘unexpected’ secrets

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Archaeologists working at a 900-year-old castle have found “rare and unexpected” artefacts. An ornate Roman coin, medieval silver pennies, a copper figurine, a thimble, window glass and a key were unearthed. Foundations were also discovered, showing the original structure of Auckland Castle in County Durham was “significantly larger” than thought. Curatorial director Dr Christopher Ferguson…

Second Viking Age ship burial found at archaeological site in N. Iceland

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Yesterday archeologists discovered a second boat burial at an archeological site at Dysnes ness in Eyjafjörður fjord in North Iceland. On Tuesday a burial site where a Viking age chief was buried in his boat, along with his sword and dog had been discovered. Two other graves dating to the Viking age have been found…

The Warrior Queen By Joanna Arman

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Æthelflæd, the Lady of the Mercians is a little known figure in early Medieval history who is starting to get her due. The daughter of Alfred the Great and ruler of Mercia she helped defeat the Danes and bring about a unified England. In a new biography Joanna Arman chronicles the life Æthelflæd from her…