Tag Archive: Richard II

Coventry monastery founded in 1385 to open to the public in 2020

Coventry monastery

The remains of a monastery founded in 1385 by Richard II, and the spectacular wall paintings added in later centuries, will open to the public for the first time almost 80 years after being left to the people of Coventry by a wealthy local businessman. A grant of £4.3m from the heritage lottery fund to…

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…

MAP#57: Dan Jones Interview: Wars of the Roses and The Plantagenets

Dan Jones Wars of the Roses

Award-winning journalist, best selling author and Historian Dan Jones joins the Medieval Archives Podcast to talk all things Plantagenets! His first book on the subject The Plantagents: The Kings Who made England covers the first two centuries of Plantagenet Kings from Henry II to Richard II. In his latest book Wars of the Roses(Hollow Crown,…

Drone Flyover of Bodiam Castle

Bodiam-Castle

Bodiam Castle, situated in East Sussex, England, is the iconic medieval castle. Built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of King Edward III. Sir Edward secured the permission to build the castle from reigning King Richard II. Ricard believed the castle’s location would help defend England during the Hundred Years’ War. Bodiam…

‘The Hollow Crown’ DVD Release Date

Hollow Crown DVD

Last week we announced the USA air dates for The Hollow Crown. This week we have the official date for the DVD release. The Hollow Crown will be available on DVD on 17 September 2013. If you want to get a jump start on your friends you can watch the series three days before it…

Star-Studded Shakespeare Mini-Series The Hollow Crown Comes to PBS This Fall!

Hollow Crown

Get excited: The Hollow Crown – a star-studded quartet of several of William Shakespeare’s most famous history plays – finally has an American airdate. The films will premiere on Great Performances this September on PBS stations around the country, running weekly from September 20 – October 11. The Hollow Crown is a four-part miniseries that…

2012 Medieval Year in Review: Books

2012 was a great year for medieval books! No matter where your interest lies in the medieval era there is a good chance a book was published on the subject. The books range in subjects from kings, castles, war, and disease. Here at Medieval Archives we were honored to interview two authors and review several…

Menifee author keeps medieval mystery series going strong

Even more important than an engaging storyline, what every great mystery has possessed is a compelling character at its heart —- and this is obviously even more true for a continuing series. On this score, Jeri Westerson has succeeded perhaps beyond her own expectations. Crispin Guest is certainly the most unusual “detective” in the current…