Tag Archive: Camelot

The Kid Who Would Be King Trailer

TKWWBK Teaser Poster

Coming in February 2019 a new take on the King Arthur/Sword and the Stone premise. Starring Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Taylor and Sir Patrick Stewart as Merlin! The Kid Who Would Be King synopsis: Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s…

5 Reasons You Should Watch Marco Polo

Marco Polo is a Netflix Original series released on 12 Dec 2014. It’s a 10 episode series exploring the life and times of trader and adventurer Marco Polo’s time in the court of Kublai Khan. Historical dramas based in ancient and medieval times are becoming more popular these days. Shows like Rome, Spartacus, Camelot, Pillars…

Leumeah ‘medieval’ castle listed for auction

leumeah castle | Medieval Archives

The article earlier this week about the Leumeah castle stated that Ron Farmer is selling his medieval castle in New South Wales, Australia. Now we have a location and asking price. (Prices below are listed in Australian Dollars) If you are looking to relocate to Australia you might think about buying the Leumeah castle. ~The…

Englishman transforms his Sydney home into medieval castle

Ron Farmer medieval castle

This Englishman’s home really is his castle. Boasting 10 turrets, a moat, stained glass windows, medieval furnishings and gargoyles, it is fit for King Arthur and his knights and tends to stand out among the brick-and-tile neighbouring bungalows in Dowling St, Leumeah. The suburban Camelot is the work of Ron Farmer, who was determined to…

World Without End: Part 1 Review

World Without End Miniseries | Medieval Archives

Following on the success of Pillars of the Earth, Ridley Scott and Scott Free productions brings us the sequel World Without End. Written by Ken Follett 18 years after Pillars of the Earth and set 200 years after the events of Tom Builder and company. World Without End focuses on the town of Kingsbridge and…

King of the historic castles

Harlech Castle, Wales

Considering its importance, I thought it would be bigger. Not that walls 3.5-metres thick and 12-metres high are insubstantial, but I’d expected a castle that had endured five sieges, taken nearly eight years to build and was the last royalist fortification to fall in the English Civil War to have more bulk. The site is…

King Arthur and Medieval Britain now on DVD

Over the years The History Channel has created a few documentaries on King Arthur and Medieval Britain. They have collected five of them and put them in one package. King Arthur and Medieval Britain covers the legend that surrounds Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and Medieval Knights. King Arthur and Medieval Britain…

Starz Original CAMELOT on Blu-ray™ and DVD

Series Synopsis: In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan will…

Oystermouth Castle in Swansea bay re-opens to the public

It was twice burnt to the ground by rebellious Welsh princes and was “Camelot” for the ancient lords of Gower. Now romantic Oystermouth Castle, set on a commanding hill overlooking Swansea Bay at Mumbles, is to re-open to the public after a £1.7m makeover. Half of the crumbling medieval castle had been closed to the…

Camelot Episode 4: ‘The Lady of the Lake’ Recap

Synopsis of Camelot: In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan…

Camelot Episode 3: “Guinevere” Recap

Synopsis of Camelot: In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan…

Camelot Episode 2: “The Sword and the Crown” Recap

Philip the Dazed is back with a recap of Episode 2 “The Sword and the Crown” from the Starz Original Series Camelot. Synopsis of Camelot: In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur,…

Camelot “HomeComing” Episode 1 Recap

We have a guest blogger, Philip the Dazed, who offered his services to write up episode recaps for the Starz Original Series Camelot. I have not decided if there will be podcast recaps of the show yet. However if I do a podcast it will not be until the show is out on DVD. Right…

Camelot: A Starz Original – new images

Starz is finally releasing media related to its new original series Camelot. I talked to one of their PR people and Starz only has American rights to the show. So unlike The Pillars of the Earth which aired in the USA, Canada and the UK, it appears that Camelot is only going to air in…

Camelot: A Starz original mini-series coming in April

Starz began making historical mini-series a few years back and hit gold with Spartacus: Blood and Sand. In 2010 they produced Ken Follet’s The Pillars of the Earth, an 8-part epic story set in England during the period known as “The Anarchy”. Now Starz is creating a new vision for King Arthur. From the Starz…