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Edward II the Man: A Doomed Inheritance by Stephen Spinks

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Joining the Medieval Archives today for a question and answer session is historian and author Stephen Spinks. We recently talked with Stephen on the Medieval Archives Podcast. It’s a fantastic talk you don’t want to miss! Stephen’s new book Edward II The Man: A Doomed Inheritance is an in-depth biography of an often overlooked medieval…

MAP#78: Edward II The Man with author Stephen Spinks

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Today’s lesson features a talk with historian and author Stephen Spinks. Stephen’s new book Edward II The Man: A Doomed Inheritance was recently published by Amberley Publishing. Edward II The Man is an in-depth biography of an often overlooked medieval king. Stephen and I talk about his work with the National Trust, his writing and…

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#28 – Dan Snow Interview

Dan Snow, historian and award winning TV presenter takes a few minutes out of his busy schedule to talk to the Medieval Archives. Trained in the hallowed halls of Oxford University, Dan ventured into TV for a WWII Documentary and hasn’t looked back. His past medieval documentaries explored 1066 and The Battle of Hastings, Norman…

Robin Hood revealed: B.C. author draws link to Scottish rebel William Wallace

A Canadian novelist is causing a stir in Britain after claiming that the mythic figure of Robin Hood — outlaw champion of medieval England’s poor — was actually inspired by the 13th-century Scottish freedom fighter William Wallace, hero of the 1995 Mel Gibson film Braveheart. A Canadian novelist is causing a stir in Britain after…