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MAP#74: Northern Crusades: Teutonic Knights, Alexander Nevsky and the Battle on the Ice

In 1242 the Teutonic Knights were conquering lands to the east into Novgorod. Pope Gregory IX blessed the Knights in their Crusade to rid Novgorod of the orthodox pagans. Alexander Nevsky and his army had other plans. They intended to defend their country from all invaders. The conflict ended with a fierce battle, called the…

MAP#60: Council of Constance: Heretics, Schism and the Teutonic Knights

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Six hundred years ago Anti-Pope John XXIII called the Council of Constance. It was an ecumenical council recognized by the Roman Catholic Church and began in November 1414. The main purpose of the Council was to end the Western Schism. In 1414 three Popes ruled the Catholic Church, Anti-Popes John XXIII and Benedict XIII and…

Battle Castle Trailer: Crac des Chevaliers

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Our friends at Battle Castle have released the trailer for the first episode of the series. And as you probably guessed by the title it features Crac des Chevaliers! For those who are unfamiliar with Crac des Chevaliers, it is one of the best preserved medieval castles in the world. Located in Syria it sits…

Medieval Castles in 3D

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The good folks over at Battle Castle have outdone themselves! First they create a show about medieval castles, then they give us great medieval recipes to enjoy and today they released over 60 pictures of the castles. But not just any pictures, these are in 3D! (click on the pictures to embiggen them) All you…

Battle Castle coming to History TV Canada

From the great folks over at Battle Castle we get a first look at the TV Trailer for Battle Castle. Airing on History Television Canada and hosted by Dan Snow. Visit the Battle Castle Website to view all the castles. On twitter you can find Battle Castle at @BattleCastle and Dan Snow is @TheHistoryGuy. Battle…

Eat like a Teutonic Knight

Eat like a Teutonic Knight: Cherry Soup

“A soup like this is not the work of one man. It is the result of a constantly refined tradition. There are nearly a thousand years of history in this soup.” Willa Cather, ‘Death Comes for the Archbishop’ (1927) Our friends over at Battle Castle are having a medieval soup challenge! Writer Nicole Tomlinson was…