Scotland gets ready to celebrate Battle of Bannockburn’s 700th anniversary

Bannockburn Battlefield to get new £5m visitor centre for 700-year annivesary in 2014

Music, culture, ancestry, food, drink and fight re-enacting will make the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn a memorable one. Bannockburn Live on June 28-29 will see hundreds of artists and clan members unite for a festival at the Stirling battlefield where Robert the Bruce’s army annihilated the English, led by Edward II, and…

The Vikings Podcast #206: Unforgiven

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Lagertha gets sweet revenge! Bjorn finds love, Ragnar defends his honor and Jarl Borg is ready to soar with the Eagles! This week was another great episode of Vikings. On this episode of The Vikings Podcast we’ll review and recap episode 6, Unforgiven. Then we’ll look at the history presented in the show and see…

The Vikings Podcast #205: Answers in Blood

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Lagertha is back and Ragnar prepares to regain Kattegat! Aslaug worries about prophecies and Lagertha. Bjorn proves himself in battle. Athelstan is caught between Paganism and Christianity and battles for his soul! On this episode of The Vikings Podcast we’ll review and recap episode 5, Answers in Blood. Then we’ll look at the history presented…

Lichfield Cathedral launches tower tours at Easter

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Tower tours are back at Lichfield Cathedral for anyone with a head for heights. The Great Central Tower at the cathedral is opening to the public from Easter Monday, April 21 for the first time since 2010. The tour includes a a spectacular birds-eye view of the city of Lichfield and beyond, plus a visit…

Ghost Hunters ‘Hear Richard III’s Ghost’ In King’s Haunted Deathbed Bedroom

A group of ghostbusters claim they have recorded the voice of what could be former Plantagenet monarch Richard III in the room where he spent his last night. The 12 members of Haunted Heritage, a paranormal investigation group, recorded the encounter with the English king last year but did not publicise their findings due to…

Dan Jones talks ‘The Plantagenets’

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Have you picked up your copy of The Plantagenets? It’s only the international bestseller that reveals Britain’s longest running dynasty. Over a dozen Kings spanning three centuries, take that Tudors! From King Henry II all the way through King Richard III, you will learn about the struggles, politics and wars that shaped the High Middle…

Game of Thrones Season 4: Weapons & Training Featurette

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Five days to go! Here is a short peek behind the scenes look at the weapons and training for Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones Season 4 premieres on 06 April 2014

DNA Analysis of London Skeletons Reveal Secrets of Medieval Black Death

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As per latest report by archaeologists, molars taken from 25 skeletons unearthed during work on Crossrail in 2013 are proving helpful in revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death. Archeologists suspected that the skeletons of bones belonged to cemetery for plague victims. Don Walker, an osteologist with the Museum of London, cited that the bones…

The Vikings Podcast #204: Eye for an Eye

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Ragnar meets King Ecbert and Jarl Borg rules Kattegat. Will Ragnar return to save his family? Will Rollo prove he can be trusted? Will Athelstan return to his Christian faith? Find out what happens in another exciting episode of Vikings. On this episode of The Vikings Podcast we’ll review and recap episode 4, Eye for…

The Vikings Podcast #203: Treachery

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Ragnar invades Wessex, Athelstan questions his faith and Jarl Borg attacks Kattegat! Will Athelstan return to his christian roots? Will Rollo defeat Jarl Borg? find out on the all new episode of The Vikings Podcast. We’ll review and recap episode 3, Treachery. Then we’ll look at the history presented in the show and see how…

Game of Thrones Season 4: All Men

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Only two weeks to go before Game Of Thrones Season 4 hits the airwaves. You may still be in shock from the end Season 3, but Season 4 is quickly approaching. Who will survive?!? Game of Thrones Season 4 premieres on 06 April 2014

The Vikings Podcast #202: Invasion

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Rollo is back in the clan! Jarl Borg is out and Horic forms an alliance with Siggy. Episode 2 is action packed and full of surprises. Will Ragnar raid West? Will Rollo redeem himself? Find out now! We’ll review and recap episode 2: “Invasion”. Then we’ll look at the history presented in the show and…

MAP#51: Jacques de Molay and The Knights Templar

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Jacques de Molay the 23rd and final Grand Master of The Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, better know as The Knights Templar. The Knights Templar formed in 1119 and quickly rose in power and wealth. With help from the church they were able to amass a fortune in money and…

Remains of a medieval monk discovered after his legs are found poking out of a sea ridge

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The remains of an 800-year-old monk have been uncovered after his legs were spotted sticking out of cliff by a beach walker. Mandy Ewington was strolling along the seashore when she looked up and saw two bones poking out of the cliff face. She took a picture of the leg bones and sent them to…

The Vikings Podcast #201: Brother’s War

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Ragnar and company are back! Season 2 of VIKINGS kicked off last week with an exciting episode that ties up the loose ends from Season 1. And it sets the stage for the rest of Season 2! We’ll review and recap episode 1: “Brother’s War”. Then we’ll look at the history presented in the show…