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The Warrior Queen By Joanna Arman

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Æthelflæd, the Lady of the Mercians is a little known figure in early Medieval history who is starting to get her due. The daughter of Alfred the Great and ruler of Mercia she helped defeat the Danes and bring about a unified England. In a new biography Joanna Arman chronicles the life Æthelflæd from her…

A Year in the Life of Medieval England by Toni Mount

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Have you ever wondered what life was like in the Middle Ages? Not just the ‘celebrity’ news of Kings, Knights and Nobles, but the life of the villager or local merchant. Wonder no more! Toni Mount offers a look at the everyday Medieval life in her new book A Year in the Life of Medieval…

Prince Arthur: The Tudor King Who Never Was by Sean Cunningham

Virtual book tours are taking over the internet. Earlier this year we took part in the blog tour for Kristie Dean’s book On The Trail of the Yorks. Today we are part of the tour for Sean Cunningham’s new book Prince Arthur: The Tudor King Who Never Was, a look at the life of Prince…

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…

Frozen ‘In Summer’

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Is it still frigid in your area? Well on the heels of the Frozen movie review I thought I’d add a little bit of warmth to your day. I blame this weather on Queen Elsa! Watch the video below for a nice dose of summer! If you haven’t seen Disney’s Frozen I highly recommend you…

Frozen (2013) – Movie Review

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With North America stuck in the midst of an Ice Age it seems like an appropriate time to review the new Disney movie Frozen. Frozen is loosely based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale The Snow Queen. Set in the medieval Scandinavia land of Arendella, Frozen tells the tale of two sisters Elsa and…

Buying Manorial Titles Book Review

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Today we have a review of the book Buying Manorial Titles in England: a simple guide to the pitfalls by David Maximilian Cathmoir Nicoll. The book is described as a short guide to “educated layman to ensure they understand the key issues in current English law regarding their ownership rights”. Being from the States I…

Timeline Battle Castles: iPad app review

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2012 was a good year for medieval media and castles in general. The year started off with the fantastic documentary series Battle Castles hosted by Dan Snow, followed by a book of the same name written by Dan Snow. If that wasn’t enough there is now a Battle Castle app. While the documentary and book…

Review: Sims Medieval iPhone App

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I will start out by saying this is the first Sims game i have ever played. The Sims never appealed to my gaming taste. Guiding a cyber-human through mundane daily tasks, after I just finished my own real-life mundane daily tasks just didn’t sound like entertainment. Then along came Sims Medieval and it sounded more…