Tag Archive: Magna Carta

MAP: Ep 17 – Magna Carta eBook

Today is the 796th anniversary of the “signing” of the Magna Carta by King John. King John’s reign can be summed up thus: high taxes, unsuccessful wars, and conflicts with the Pope, making him an unpopular King with the Barons. The barons forced King John to agree to a document later known as the ‘Articles…

Medieval castle tower to be opened up to the public for the first time

The last-standing remains of a medieval castle in Lincolnshire will be opened up to the public for the first time. The South Kyme Tower once formed one of the four corners of a castle, which was built on a Saxon site. It is believed that the 14th century castle was once visited by Robin Hood…

Ironclad: new trailer

Ironclad is set in 1215 during the First Baron’s War in England. It has some great actors with James Purefoy as Marshall, a Templar Knight, Derek Jacobi as Reginald de Cornhill, Paul Giamatti as King John and the lovely Kate Mara as Lady Isabel. While Purefoy and Jacobi seem to fit the part I am…

Medieval Archives Podcast: Episode 03 – Eustace the Monk

In this episode of the Medieval Archives we discuss Eustace the Monk, the most feared pirate of the 13th Century. Eustace the Monk left the monastery and became an outlaw, a magician and a pirate. We discuss his early life, why he left the monastery and how he turned to piracy. We also look at…

Experts gather to debate rare ancient manuscript

A priceless manuscript believed to have influenced the authors of the celebrated Magna Carta is to be shown to the public. The historic Textus Roffensis, written by a monk of St Andrew’s Priory in Rochester in the 12th century, will be exhibited in Rochester Cathedral Crypt from July 26-28 for the first time in six…