Tag Archive: Charlemagne

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…

I’ll Be King For Christmas: Medieval Coronations on Christmas Day

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Crowning ceremonies have existed since Ancient Times and are even described in detail in two books of the Bible, Kings II and Chronicles II. It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that the coronations became commonplace as the the Kings were seen as ordained by God. Perhaps one of the most famous Christmas Day Coronations is…

Age of Empires Castle Siege for Windows 8

With a release date of September 2014 Microsoft is reviving its famed Age of Empires franchise. The latest installment Age of Empires Castle Siege will be available for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. I’m not sure that’s a feature as they highlight below. Not releasing Age of Empires Castle Siege for iOS ignores the…

MAP#47: Charlemagne, The Father of Europe

Charlemagne The Father of Europe

January 2014 marks the 1,200th anniversary of the death of Charlemagne. He started his reign at the age of 26 as the King of the Franks. By the time of his death in 814 he was the Holy Roman Emperor and ruled the majority of continental Europe. Join us today as we examine the life…

Commemorating 1200th Anniversary of Death of Emperor Charlemagne

Charlemagne Portriat

University of Edinburgh, School of History, Classics & Archaeology is proud to commemorate the 1200th Anniversary of the death of the emperor Charlemagne on Tuesday 28th January 2014 with two special events sponsored by the European Commission in Scotland. Workshop A workshop for postgraduates in medieval studies programmes with two distinguished scholars; Professor Mayke de…

MAP #43: The Battle of Tours 732

Battle of Tours 732

October is a battle weary month in the Middle Ages with no fewer than six major battles! This month we are going to discuss a couple of the battles. In this episode we are going to look at the Battle of Tours in 732. The Battle of Tours pitted the Frankish Christian army led by…

‘Sensational’ Discovery Archeologists Find Gateway to the Viking Empire

For a century, archeologists have been looking for a gate through a wall built by the Vikings in northern Europe. This summer, it was found. Researchers now believe the extensive barrier was built to protect an important trading route. Their attacks out of nowhere in rapid longboats have led many to call Vikings the inventors…

Charlemagne was tall but skinny, shows bone study

Charlemagne, the medieval king of Western Europe, indeed stood tall, reveals the revered ruler’s remains In the journal, Economics & Human Biology, a team led by Frank Ruhli of Switzerland’s University of Zurich, looked at the preserved shin bone of the one-time ruler of Europe. “Charlemagne – or Carolus Magnus meaning ‘Charles the Big’ as…

Getty Exhibition will Celebrate Pinnacle of Manuscript Illumination in France

History played such an integral role in defining national identity in France throughout the high Middle Ages that some of the finest illumination of the period is located within the covers of history manuscripts. On view in the Exhibitions Pavilion at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, November 16, 2010 through February…