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Hildegard of Bingen, Heroines of the Medieval World by Sharon Bennett Connolly

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A few weeks ago we had an interview with author Sharon Bennett Connolly. This week she has launched a blog tour for her book Heroines of the Medieval World. Medieval Archives is honored to take part in the tour and help support great medieval books! Sharon was kind enough to provide an excerpt from her…

Murrey and Blue by The Legendary Ten Seconds

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Earlier this year we featured The Legendary Ten Seconds on an episode of the podcast. If you haven’t listened to it yet I highly recommend it. Ian and the band are back with another album, Murrey and Blue. Featuring more songs inspired by King Richard III and the Wars of the Roses. Below is the…

MAP#77 – The Masque of the Red Death

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! The Great Plague or Black Death ravaged Europe in the 14th century, killing around 200 million people. No one was immune to the Plague! But as we’ll find out in today’s episode one man thought his wealth could keep him safe. Today on the Halloween inspired episode we are going to listen to…

Ghosts of Edinburgh

Take a quick tour through Edinburgh for more ghost stories.

Ghostly Tales by Simon Entwistle

The Ghouls and Goblins are out once again and it’s time for some Medieval Ghost stories! Join Simon Entwistle as he shares Ghostly Tales from the Pendle Witches, to the Castle Ghosts of Clitheroe.

Heroines of the Medieval World by Sharon Bennett Connolly

Medieval women have been getting overlooked for a long time, but not anymore! Books and documentaries are increasingly focusing on women in the Middle Ages. Sharon Bennett Connolly wrote a book dedicated to the strong women of the Middle Ages. Some of the women are familiar like Elenor of Aquitaine, while others are less known…

Walketh the Medieval Way

An explanation of the medieval gait by Cornelius Berthold in the History Park Bärnau www.geschichtspark.de

Knightfall is coming to HISTORY

The HISTORY Channel picked up Knightfall in January 2016 and ordered 10 episodes straight to series. Knightfall is a scripted series following the raise, fall and persecution of the Knights Templar. Currently the series is listed as ‘Coming Soon’ on HISTORY’s web page. It’s expected to air in Fall 2017. Historian and podcast guest Dan…

The Shannara Chronicles Episode 10 ‘Ellcrys’ 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 10: Ellcrys Wil and…

MAP#76 – Music inspired by Richard III and the Wars of the Roses

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We have a special episode today of medieval inspired music! Ian Churchward and his band The Legendary 10 Seconds write music about Richard III and the Wars of the Roses. Today we are showcasing one of their albums Tant le Desiree, the second album in the Richard III saga. You can find all their music…

Season 2 Of “The Shannara Chronicles” Premieres 11 October

Season 2 Of “The Shannara Chronicles” Premieres Wednesday, October 11 at 10pm ET/PT On Spike New York, NY – August 24, 2017– The second season of the hit fantasy series “The Shannara Chronicles” premieres Wednesday, October 11 at 10pm ET/PT on Spike. The new season consists of 10 one-hour episodes. The first season of the…

The Shannara Chronicles Episode 9 ‘Safehold’ 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 9: Safehold With time…

King Henry’s Eclipse

King Henry Eclipse

The total solar eclipse on 02 August 1133 was visible throughout Medieval Europe. In England, King Henry departed for Normandy on 01 August 1133. Many believed the eclipse was an omen predicting his death. The omen proved true and King Henry would never return to England alive! Chronicler John of Worcester recorded ‘in 1133 a…

Solar eclipses and the middle ages

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Dr Anne Lawrence from the University of Reading’s Department of History examines what solar eclipses meant to our ancestors. Looking forward to the solar eclipse? I am and I suspect much of the UK is too. Scientists in particular are chomping at the bit to record this once in a generation event, especially here at…

The Shannara Chronicles Episode 8 ‘Utopia’ 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 8: Utopia Wil and…