Tag Archive: Pillars of the Earth

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…

Medieval Halloween Movies #1: Black Death

Black Death

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the Number One Medieval Halloween Movie as chosen by me, the Archivist! It was a tough choice for the number one movie. The movie in the Number Two spot conjures great memories of late night movie watching with my sister in a dark, sometimes spooky basement. Hiding…

2012 Medieval Year in Review: Television

2012 was a good year for medieval television. HBO aired the second season of its extremely popular series \’Game of Thrones\’ adapted from GRR Martin\’s books. Tandem Productions the creators of 2011\’s Pillars of the Earth, brought us the sequel, World Without End. While not as strong as Pillars, World Without End was still a…

World Without End: Part 1 Review

World Without End Miniseries | Medieval Archives

Following on the success of Pillars of the Earth, Ridley Scott and Scott Free productions brings us the sequel World Without End. Written by Ken Follett 18 years after Pillars of the Earth and set 200 years after the events of Tom Builder and company. World Without End focuses on the town of Kingsbridge and…

The Medieval Anarchy – eBook review

The Medieval Anarchy

Ah, The Anarchy, a period in England’s history when war raged and chaos reigned. A time so turbulent medieval chroniclers claimed that ‘Christ and his saints slept.’ You’ve had a chance to explore the Anarchy on this site through various podcasts and posts, but today we are going to look at an eBook on The…

MAP#29 – Pillars of the Earth 8: “The Work of Angels”

The mini series comes to an end. Will they finish the cathedral or will Waleran block all attempts? Will Jack find out the truth about his father? Everything gets answered in the final episode! Join us as we finish our trip through The Pillars of the Earth. This week we recap/review episode eight “The Work…

MAP#25 – Pillars of the Earth 7: “New Beginnings”

England is gripped by war, political stirfe and treachery. And in the midst of it all a towering cathedral, a beacon of love and hope is erected. Will Philip raise again after being removed as prior? Will Aliena be able to find Jack in France? And will work continue on the cathedral after the collapse?…

MAP#22 – ‘Witchcraft’ Pillars of the Earth Episode 6

Love, marriage and lose during the Anarchy. Waleran continues his quest to become the Archbishop of Canterbury and William Hamliegh tries to become the Earl of Shiring. Aliena faces a tough decision that involves the future of Richard and the promise she made to her father. Jack and Alfred are at odds and Ellen uses…

Starz Original CAMELOT on Blu-ray™ and DVD

Series Synopsis: In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan will…

MAP#18 – Pillars of the Earth 5: “Legacy”

Tragedy strikes during The Anarchy! (Which is probably why it’s called Anarchy) Maud and Stephen are still battling for power. As Prior Philip and Tom Builder try to build the cathedral at Kingsbridge. All the while Waleran and the Hamleigh’s are trying to stop them at every opportunity. Join us as we continuing our trip…

MAP: Ep 16 – Pillars of the Earth 4: “Battlefields”

The Anarchy heats up this week! There are beseiged castles, fierce battles and of course, double dealings! Join us as we continuing our trip through The Pillars of the Earth. This week we recap/review episode four “Battlefields” of the Starz Original series The Pillars of the Earth. Set in the the 12th century The Pillars…

MAP: Ep 15 – Pillars of the Earth “Redemption”

We are continuing the trip through Pillars of the Earth. This week we recap/review episode three “Redemption” of the Starz Original series The Pillars of the Earth. Set in the the 12th century The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of King Stephen’s reign over England and the 19 year period of Anarchy. Pillars…

Camelot Episode 4: ‘The Lady of the Lake’ Recap

Synopsis of Camelot: In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan…

Camelot Episode 3: “Guinevere” Recap

Synopsis of Camelot: In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan…

Camelot Episode 2: “The Sword and the Crown” Recap

Philip the Dazed is back with a recap of Episode 2 “The Sword and the Crown” from the Starz Original Series Camelot. Synopsis of Camelot: In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur,…