Tag Archive: knights

Knight vs Samurai Video

Japan Armored Battle League

A few months ago I post an article on the Japan Armored Battle League Knight vs Samurai event. There is finally some video footage of the event. Place your bets on the winner and then watch the video to find out.

Moors, Saints, Knights and Kings: The African Presence in Medieval Europe

Sir Morien Black Knight of the Round Table

The study of the African presence in history, whether in the African Diaspora or Africa itself, is a richly rewarding endeavor. In this study we realize that slavery alone is not African history and that African history is everybody’s history. The history of African people — Black people — is rich and comprehensive, inspiring and,…

Knights vs. Samurai: It’s the ultimate crossing of swords

Japan Armored Battle League

Every guy at some point in his life has likely fantasized about a hypothetical dream match — whether it be a bout between Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson or sumo-champ Hakuho clashing with the great Taiho. Those who daydream even more imaginatively would probably pit Batman against Godzilla. Jay Noyes, however, is about to take…

Morality and sexuality in Maltese society in the late Middle Ages

Malta | Medieval Archives

When one analyses today’s permissive society with regard to standards of morality, one might conclude that present-day Malta has plummeted to unprecedented decadence. Scholarly research on Maltese social history during the late Middle Ages has shed a new light on this time of darkness, often depicted as a time of Christian fundamentalism rigidly devoid of…

Medieval Halloween Movies #2: Masque of the Red Death

Masque Of The Red Death

We are down to the last two movies on the list. I think yesterday’s movie received the most fanfare. Which just proves its status as a Cult Classic. But today’s movie stars one of my all time favorite actors, Vincent Price! I love, love love, Vincent Price. As a kid I would stay up for…

Medieval Halloween Movies #3: Army of Darkness

Army of Darkness

We are up to number 3 on the list of Medieval Halloween movies. If you missed the rest you can see which movie ranked #5 and who came in the #4 spot. Today’s movie is a bit of a cult classic. It’s official title is Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness and its more of…

Medieval Halloween Movies #4: Season of the Witch

Season of the Witch

Thankfully the fourth movie on our list has nothing to do with the 1982 stinker Halloween III: Season of the Witch! This Season of the Witch stars Nicolas Cage as a 14th century Knight, escorting a witch who may be the cause of the Plague! Of course many call this Season of the Witch a…

Jousting event Longs Peak Scottish Festival 2013

Jousting event Longs Peak Scottish Festival 2013

This past week was the annual Longs Peak Scottish Highlands Festival. The family loaded up and drove the two hours to beautiful Estes Park, Colorado for some historical fun. The kids enjoyed watching the dogs run the obstacle course and catch Frisbees. They really liked going to all the booths and collecting the clan stamps,…

European Jousting Championship 2012 at Spøttrup Castle

Spøttrup Borg is proud to present Championship Tournament Knight on our new jousting space, 23 – 27 July 2012 Denmark’s charming medieval festival – the bishop’s Market from 23 – 28 July 2012 provides the framework for European Championship tournament. Come and support our knight when he goes after the gold medal among 16 European…

England: Royal jousting at Blenheim Palace

Royal jousting at Blenheim Palace

The two armoured knights thundered down the lists, helmets gleaming, lances pointed viciously towards each other, shields held protectively high, horses gaily caparisoned, charging boldly towards a potentially deadly impact. Banners were flying brightly on all sides, finely dressed ladies watched nervously, massed crowds of peasants – myself among them, camera poised eagerly – hoped…

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…

Medieval Family Fun Weekend at Wallington; August 6th & 7th

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August, 11.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Travel back in time to the middle ages as the Knights of Monymusk invade Wallington! Wander through their medieval camp, have a go at archery, try on chainmail and helmets or have your fortune told. Discover all about life in medieval times when the…

Britannica Knights and Castles app

Britannica Kids: Knights and Castles conveys the grandeur and pageantry of that bygone era with a rich combination of imagery, games and fact-packed articles from Britannica’s editors. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 08, 2011 The pomp and pageantry of the Middle Ages comes back to life in the newest education app from Encyclopaedia Britannica Kids. Britannica…

No more lonely knights – call to join medieval club

Hear ye, hear ye – a Waikite Valley family seeks passionate people for a medieval re-enactment group. Mother of four, Gina Wright wants to form a local club that will educate and pay homage to a time when knights and fair maidens reigned. “Last year we went to the Taupo Jousting Tournament and we absolutely…

Season of the Witch movie trailer

Theatrical Release Date: January 7, 2011 Runtime: 92 min. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Claire Foy, Robbie Sheehan Director: Dominic Sena Distributor: Lionsgate MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content.) Synopsis: A 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery…