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Coventry Cathedral medieval crypts to open to public


Three medieval crypts at Coventry Cathedral are to be restored and opened to the public. One of the crypts, currently filled with rubble from the Blitz, is thought to contain at least three tombs and human remains dating back to Tudor times. The other two are waterlogged and will be dried out. The restoration money…

1000 years of European borders change in this timelapse map


This is a great timelapse video showing how European borders have changed over the last 1000 years. Watching the borders ebb and flow during the medieval years is fascinating! The more modern era of the 18th and 19th century are amazing as you watch the growth of Russia and Germany. Enjoy the video

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…

Medieval treasures unearthed in south Derbyshire field

medieval gold ring

A medieval gold ring, along with a silver pendant, found in a South Derbyshire field could go on show to the public. The finds by metal detectorist Philip Jackson could be staying in the county after the Derby Museum and Art Gallery expressed an interest in them. A treasure inquest at Derby and South Derbyshire…

Peregrinatio pro amore Dei: A Rocky Mountain Medieval Pilgrimmage

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This past weekend The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association (RMMRA) held their 46th annual meeting. While not as big as the KZoo conference it allows for more interaction with the presenters both during the sessions and in between sessions. The conference titled: ‚ÄúPeregrinatio pro amore Dei: Aspects of Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages and…

Illuminations – Treasures of the Middle Ages

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Illuminations – Treasures of the Middle Ages BBC Documentary Art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon visits an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, which contains a treasure trove of the world’s most important illuminated manuscripts. Germaine Greer joins the modern-day illustrator Quentin Blake to consider the religious and political power of these beautiful medieval masterpieces, and to…

LEGO Minifigures Online Medieval World Trailer

Medieval Lego Knight

Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) have become massively popular over the last decade. If you’re not sure what a MMORPG is think World of Warcraft, Dungeon and Dragons Online or DC Universe Online. Hot on the heels of other popular LEGO games like LEGO Batman, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Harry Potter and LEGO Indiana Jones…


Have you ever popped onto Youtube for a quick look and the next thing you know you’ve fallen into the rabbit hole. Hours disappear, your eyes glaze over, and you swear this is the last video…well, maybe one more. No? Maybe it’s just me. Well I had a night like that and I found a…

CD REVIEW: Dowry of a Troll Woman by Perkelt

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I’ve reviewed a few CDs on the website before. There was the Medieval Christmas CD and the Medieval folk rock metal band out of Poland. Today I’m reviewing the CD Dowry of a Troll Woman by the band Perkelt hailing from the Czech Republic and recently relocated to the United Kingdom. They bill themselves as…

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The Rock of Cashel, Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland

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The Order of X: Medieval X-Men

The Order of X

If you’ve been listening to the podcast or visiting this site for awhile you know that I am a child of the 80’s and I’ve talked about Dungeons and Dragons being my gateway into the middle ages. Well in the town I grew up in there was only one place to buy D&D modules, the…

The Many Faces of the Middle Ages: Medieval Facial Reconstruction

medieval facial reconstruction

Earlier this year the medieval world was flipped on its head with the discovery of King Richard III. One of the fascinating aspects of the project was the facial reconstruction of Richard III. But it wasn’t the first time facial reconstruction was utilized on a medieval skeleton. Facial Reconstruction What exactly is facial reconstruction and…

Announcing the Award winning documentary ‘Battle Castle’

Battle Castle

Battle Castle created and produced by Parallax Film Productions is hands down the best documentary of this century. Now, I’ve been squealing over this show like a teenage girl at a Justin Bieber concert for well over a year. No I don’t cry and faint when I watch it…well not anymore. But now I am…

Battle Castle: Austin, Texas

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The invaders moved in almost overnight and now they are ready to attack. If you live in the Austin, Texas area you can watch a Battle Castle Mini-Marathon today on PBS station KLRU. Don’t miss it! #BattleCastle marathon on @KLRU Austin, TX featuring Crac des Chevaliers, Dover and Malaga. Sunday May 5th @ 3:55 pm….