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2014 Medieval Year in Review: Podcasts

Charlemagne The Father of Europe

2014 was a fantastic year for the Medieval Archives Podcast! Thanks to all our great fans we were featured in the iTunes store! We talked with more authors in 2014 including best sellers Bernard Cornwell and Dan Jones. The topics covered varied from medieval torture methods to religious reformers. Some of the topics were requested…

2014 Medieval Year in Review: News

2014 was again the year of King Richard III. His re-burial date and place was officially announced and the monarch will be laid to rest in 2015. Although not everyone is happy with his final resting place. But really York or Leicester, isn’t it better than under a car park? There was also some interesting…

MAP#57: Dan Jones Interview: Wars of the Roses and The Plantagenets

Dan Jones Wars of the Roses

Award-winning journalist, best selling author and Historian Dan Jones joins the Medieval Archives Podcast to talk all things Plantagenets! His first book on the subject The Plantagents: The Kings Who made England covers the first two centuries of Plantagenet Kings from Henry II to Richard II. In his latest book Wars of the Roses(Hollow Crown,…

The diet of the Scots army that defeated King Edwards II’s troops at the Battle of Bannockburn

Battle of Bannockburn

To mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, researchers have found out what lined the bellies of Scots troops as they rallied against the English in 1314. They say an army marches on its stomach. And to mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, researchers have found out what lined the…

15th century copy of Battle of Bannockburn poem restored

The Bruce Battle of Bannockburn poem

The Brus, which was written in 1375, tells of Robert the Bruce’s wars for Scottish independence and has been restored at St John’s College at Cambridge University. A copy of a poem revealing the details of the Battle of Bannockburn has been restored for the 700th anniversary of the battle. “The Brus” is believed to…

MAP#54: The Battle of Bannockburn 1314

Battle of Bannockburn

In June 1314 Scotland faced off against England in a battle that would be remembered through the ages. Outnumbered more than 2-1 the Scots banded together to fight the mighty English. The Battle of Bannockburn started out with an epic confrontation between King Robert the Bruce and the English knight Henry de Bohun. The outcome…

MAP#53: War of Scottish Independence 1296-1328

war of scottish independence | Medieval Archives

For everyone living today the Kingdom of Scotland has been apart of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. But the two kingdoms weren’t always united. In fact they have only been unified for 300 years. Prior to the 1707 Treaty of Union, Scotland was an independent nation. Travel back even farther, to the late 13th,…

Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre set to open

Bannockburn Visitor Centre

It has been the scene of the most famous battle in Scottish history for almost 700 years. Now 21st century Hollywood technology has been combined with medieval combat techniques to turn the Battle of Bannockburn into Scotland’s newest visitor attraction. From dramatic cavalry charges to sudden archery attacks, the sights and sounds of the battlefield…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 10 “The Championship Joust”

Full Metal Jousting History Channel

This is it! The Wildcard joust and the Championship joust. How will they pick the Wildcard and who will it be? At the end of it all the first Full Metal Jousting Champion will stand tall. Let’s get started… Episode 10: ‘The Championship Joust’ The competitors are in the house and Shane and the coaches…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 9 “Charge On”

Full Metal Jousting History Channel

The two semifinal jousts are set and after this episode we will have two jousters left to face off for the championship. Episode 9: ‘Charge On’ The competitors are treated to a nice dinner and get a chance to relax a bit before the semifinal jousts. Jake talks trash about the joust with Matt and…

Full Metal Jousting: Semifinal Sneak Peek

Full Metal Jousting History Channel

This Sunday is the are the Semifinal jousts on Full Metal Jousting. The semifinals should be good. Two hard hitting jousters, the underdog and a philosiphy student. Two will move on, two will be eliminated. The semifinal match-ups are: Black Team: Josh Knowles vs Red Team: Josh Avery Black Team: Matt Hiltman vs Red Team:…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 8 “Go To War”

Not one, not two but all three remaining quarterfinal jousts! Who will win and move on to the Semi-finals? Let’s find out. Episode 8: ‘Go To War’ The episode opens with the jousters showing off their injuries. There are bruises in a variety of places but the worst is injury to Matt’s leg. It’s about…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 7 “A Killing Machine”

Full Metal Jousting History Channel

One final joust before the quarterfinals begin. No major injuries this week but we see a massive hit that results in a double unhorsing! Episode 7: ‘A Killing Machine’ The episode opens at the jousting match-up platform. The jousters need no introduction, they are the only two who remain. The final joust will be Joe…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 6 ‘Ready to Rock’

Full Metal Jousting History Channel

This episode was completely nuts! Multiple injuries, two joust and an eliminated jouster gets a second chance. Episode 6: ‘Ready to Rock’ This episode doesn’t open in the locker rooms, instead we see Shane standing atop the jousting match-up platform. The teams arrive and the first joust is arranged. With Rope’s win last week the…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 5 “Hits Like A Truck”

Full Metal Jousting History Channel

We are at the half way point of Full Metal Jousting. This week focuses more on the competitors and less on the practice. We get to see some Monty Python-esqe tomfoolery and a scene stratght out of Blazing Saddles! Episode 5: ‘Hits Like A truck’ Matt is celebrating his victory and applauds John for jousting…