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2014 Medieval Year in Review: Television

The White Queen

While the silver screen offered very little for medieval viewing the small screen is taking over! There was the obvious Season 4 of Game of Thrones, but it wasn’t alone. HISTORY, Starz, PBS and even Netflix offered something for TV Viewing. In fact your best bet for medieval fantasy is Television. Game of Thrones continues…

Marco Polo: The Animated Biography

Marco Polo, the famed merchant and traveler who introduced Europe to China and Central Asia. Marco Polo traveled the Silk Road and spent time in the court of Kublai Khan, the great Mongolian leader. After an epic 24 year journey Marco Polo returned to Venice and was imprisoned by Genoa forces occupying the city. While…

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…

Khubiliai Khan’s riches travel to New York

When Marco Polo visited the court of Khubilai Khan in the 13th century, he was astounded by what he saw. It was a palace glittering with riches, presided over by the medieval emperor Khubilai, who ruled over an enormous kingdom that took in China and Mongolia. Later, English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge would dream about…