Tag Archive: chivalry

MAP#68: Combat of the Thirty

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During the first phase of the Hundred Years War a smaller war broke out in France, the Breton War of Succession. Wars of Succession always start the same way, a Nobleman dies without an heir. In this case it was the Duke of Brittany, John the Good, who died childless in 1341. Two men stepped…

2014 Medieval Year in Review: Games & Apps

Medieval Lego Knight

The App store continues to dominate the smartphone market, but Google Play and Windows are making a nice dent. However with 3 different options there still isn’t a great offering for medieval apps. 2014 saw a few games released for smartphones and unfortunately no outstanding educational or reference medieval apps. Below is a break down…

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Comes To Xbox 360

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Besiege castles and raid villages in a first-person slasher with a competitive online combat that captures the experience of truly being on a medieval battlefield. Players fight in fast-paced online battles fighting for glory in an arena with up to 12 players. Wield an arsenal of up to 60 brutal weapons ranging from broad swords…

The Art of Courtly Love

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Andreas Capellanus wrote De Amore, “About Love” in the 1180’s. Andreas Capellanus is a psuedonym, the author’s real identity isn’t known. De Amore is thought to categorize the socail and sexual life in the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor brought the ideals of courtly love to the court of France and then to England…

2012 Medieval Year in Review: Games & Apps

With over 1 million apps in Apples App Store you think there would be hundreds of medieval apps. Sadly that\’s not the case. Most of the medieval themed apps fall into the game category. However there are a few that are educational. I have reviewed some of them for you on this site. Medieval travel,…

Historian Maurice H. Keen Dies at 78; Redefined Chivalry

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Honorable men, as they were called in the golden age of chivalry, were rich enough to outfit a squadron of knights and brutal enough to lead them into battle, often culminating in the killing and plundering of civilian populations. The code of chivalry defined honor in ways that are familiar to people today — as…

Chivalry Isn’t Dead — Jousters Prepare for October Tournament

A massive black Percheron with a white star on his forehead turns and, on cue, gallops toward a target. The rider strikes the end of a horizontal pole with his lance. They trot back into place at the end of a line as several other riders prepare for their chance at the goal. Men and…

Bryan Singer gives update on his remake of Excalibur

The story of King Arthur can definitely be described as enduring. Rooted in the Dark Ages, it was shifted into the Middle Ages (with all the associated knights in armour, chivalry and damsels) by Sir Thomas Malory’s classic 15th century work Le Morte d’Arthur. With all the myth and mystery surrounding this semi-historical tale, not…

One of earliest books on King Arthur up for sale

A unique 14th-century book that combines all the tales of King Arthur’s legendary court in one manuscript, illustrated throughout with dazzling hand-painted pictures, is expected to fetch $3.2 million at auction next month. The illuminated work, known as the Rochefoucauld Grail, written on vellum (animal hide) in Flanders or Artois — known as the low…

Why Sword Fighting Still matters

In this day and age it is often quoted that Chivalry is dead, but for one group practicing the art of Medieval swordsmanship in Salt Lake City it is far from it. Though a nebulas term to define and tie down with great precision Chivalry can most nearly be defined as bravery in the face…

Chivalry lives

People still do jousting? Yeah. There are different groups that try to knock each other off the horse. Most do it with soft tips. Just about everybody walks away with everything they came with. What do you teach besides sword fighting? Our main focus is to teach people how they fought on the battlefield in…