Tag Archive: War of the Roses

2012 Medieval Year in Review: Games & Apps

With over 1 million apps in Apples App Store you think there would be hundreds of medieval apps. Sadly that\’s not the case. Most of the medieval themed apps fall into the game category. However there are a few that are educational. I have reviewed some of them for you on this site. Medieval travel,…

War of the Roses Game Screenshots

War of the Roses

War of the Roses from Paradox Interactive, a game that transports players back in time to the battle-ravaged, dynastic civil war era of 15th century England where ownership of the throne of England was brutally fought over between supporters of two rival branches of the Royal House of Plantagenet – the house of Lancaster (the…

War of the Roses Game Trailer

War of the Roses

War of the Roses from Paradox Interactive, a game that transports players back in time to the battle-ravaged, dynastic civil war era of 15th century England where ownership of the throne of England was brutally fought over between supporters of two rival branches of the Royal House of Plantagenet – the house of Lancaster (the…

Paradox Interactive Announces War of the Roses

War of the Roses explores several underused concepts: principally, medieval combat that doesn’t center around elves and magic; and multiplayer action that doesn’t revolve around guns and grenades. Paradox and Fatshark hope to allow a huge number of players in each battle to capture the true feeling of medieval combat, and the game will support…

First bullets ever fired in battle found in Yorkshire

Evidence of the first use of firearms on a British battlefield nearly 550 years ago has been uncovered. Bronze barrel fragments and very early lead shot were unearthed by a metal detectorist at the site of the 1461 battle of Towton in Yorkshire. The clash between Lancastrian king Henry VI and England’s first Yorkist king,…

Parts of guns found at Towton War of Roses site

Parts of handheld guns have been found at a North Yorkshire battlefield which saw one of the bloodiest conflicts of the War of the Roses. A metal detectorist unearthed the fragments of the guns, thought to date back to the 15th Century, at the site in Towton, near Tadcaster. The find contradicts the idea that…

A day for knights at Dragonfly Cove

Sipping from a cup of Marge Kilkelly’s savory barley and goat meat porridge, a visitor couldn’t help feeling a bond with the eclectic mix of people who gathered Saturday for a medieval re-enactment not far from the banks of the Kennebec River in Dresden. There was a circle of mingling men and women in 15th…

Battle of Wakefield anniversary recap

The clash of swords and the screams of battle cries were brought back to Sandal Castle to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Wakefield. Sandal Castle was the site of the one of the bloodiest battles of the War of the Roses on December 30, 1460 – ending with Lancastrian defeat and the…

Day of medieval activities marks anniversary of major battle

The Battle of Wakefield took place more than half a millennium ago – and yesterday Sandal Castle hosted a free day of medieval activities to celebrate its 550th anniversary. Visitors to the historic castle on were able to witness a theatrical display based on the battle in the grounds of Sandal’s castle, and spectacular birds…

Edge of Knight Brings 15th Century England to Fannin County

Three years ago, Axel von Ulrich had a vision…to establish a unique traveling medieval theatre company and create an amazing show with an original script, a moving soundtrack, authentic clothing, and spectacular stage props including a functional castle; a show where knights of the realm engage in skilled combat with medieval weaponry displaying the most…