Category Archives: Entertainment & New Media

The Entertainment and New Media category brings the medieval era to the 21st century. It features articles about medieval themed movies, television shows, DVDs, CDs, video games and smartphone apps, just to name a few.

New Trailer for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword directed by Guy Richie and starring Charlie Hunnam, Annabelle Wallis, Djimon Hounsou and Eric Bana and hits theaters on 24 March 2017. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Synopsis: The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londonium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs…

Ulfberht Viking Sword – MAN AT ARMS:REFORGED

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Man at Arms: Reforged is a web series following thew bladesmiths of Baltimore Knife and Sword. A lot of their creations are for movies, but recently they tackled the king of Viking swords…the Ulfberht. Watch how they forge the blade in the video below and decide if they get it right.

Life and times of King Richard III by The Legendary Ten Seconds

A Ricardian event on Sunday afternoon 12th June 2016 At the Cock Hotel, 72-74 High Street in Stony Stratford (www.oldenglishinns.co.uk/our-locations/the-cock-hotel-stony-stratford), near Milton Keynes, United Kingdom Telephone 01908 567733, thecock.stonystratford@oldenglishinns.co.uk The event starts at 1pm and will feature songs about the life and times of Richard III and will include book signing by 2 Ricardian authors…

Transformers 5 gets medieval!

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Micheal Bay the man behind numerous action movies is making another installment of the Transformers franchise. The title and official release date, 23 June 2017, was announced this week. By the title, Transformers: The Last Knight, it appears the franchise is heading to the Middle Ages. Look for the movie in theaters next summer and…

Virtual Reality App: London in the Middle Ages

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A new virtual reality app is available and ready to transport you back to the Middle Ages. Check out the video below and visit the Timelooper website to download the app. Timelooper is available for iOS and Andriod.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a historically accurate Skyrim

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When you hear the words “Medieval” and “RPG” in the same sentence you probably think of hacking away at mystical dragons and monsters with your sword or axe. In Kingdom Come: Deliverance, there are no fire-breathing lizards, or evil dark knights. The game pushes aside the fantasy for a story based in the true history…

Are you Middle Aged?

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Game of Thrones inspires medieval baby name boom

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The trend for old-fashioned names has taken a step further back in time. For after the rise in popularity of Victorian names such as Amelia and Lily, parents in the UK are now being inspired by medieval influences when naming their babies. Experts say old English-sounding names are in fashion thanks to television programmes such…

‘Grand Ages: Medieval’ Coming to PS4 on Sept. 25

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“Grand Ages: Medieval” is coming the Sony PlayStation 4 console on September 25. The real-time strategy game, developed by Gaming Minds and published by Kalypso Games, is said to be a follow-up to its 2009 “Grand Ages: Rome” game, also a strategy game set during the final years of the Roman Republic. The game will…

Predator: Dark Ages Movie

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A few months ago we posted the trailer for Predator: Dark Ages. The movie project that started out as a kickstarter is complete and ready to watch. A priest summons a group of Knights Templar who are tasked with finding and destroying a deadly enemy. The Knights are forced to accept an unlikely ally by…

Kickstarter: The Illuminated Edda

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The Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda are the two sources for Norse Mythology. Everything we know about the Norse gods comes from these two sources. Now in an excellent kickstarter project you can own an illuminated copy of them! Creator Andrew Valkauskas has studied Viking history for over 20 years and uses his knowledge…

Predator: Dark Ages Trailer

Predator: Dark Ages is a fan made film that pits the Knights Templar against The Predator! Synopsis: Dark ages follows a group of war-torn Templar knights who have returned from the Eastern lands, back to England, only to find that the enemy is now a lot closer and a lot more deadly than before. Throughout…

Canterbury Tales Prologue in Middle English read by Diane Jones

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The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. They were mostly written in verse form in Middle English, the language of the day. Today Middle English is something of a foreign language, not recognizable by the masses. In this video Diane Jones reads the…

Medieval Music: Metallica – One Cover by Stary Olsa

For some reason Metallica songs transfer well to medieval times. We’ve seen Medievallica cover a few of their songs. Now medieval folk band Stary Olsa cover One, the song that helped launch Metallica into the mainstream. Listening to the cover below, it’s hard to imagine the song with heavy guitar riffs and banging drums. It’s…

BBC launches Richard III on WhatsApp

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The BBC is launching a Richard III WhatsApp alert service which will follow the king’s story in the month of his reburial. The discovery of the king’s skeleton beneath a Leicester car park in August 2012 attracted worldwide interest. His remains will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral on 26 March, after his coffin is taken…