Tag Archive: Wars of the Roses

MAP#76 – Music inspired by Richard III and the Wars of the Roses

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We have a special episode today of medieval inspired music! Ian Churchward and his band The Legendary 10 Seconds write music about Richard III and the Wars of the Roses. Today we are showcasing one of their albums Tant le Desiree, the second album in the Richard III saga. You can find all their music…

The White Princess premieres on STARZ

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In 2013 STARZ channel produced the miniseries The White Queen, which was an adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s novels The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker’s Daughter. Starting tonight, 16 April 2017, on STARZ (USA) and BBC One (UK) is the sequel miniseries titled The White Princess, also adapted from Gregory’s novel of the…

MAP#72: Jack Cade’s Rebellion: A Prelude to the Wars of the Roses

Jack Cade’s Rebellion The summer of 1450 was full of unrest in England. A failing war in France, political corruption and out of control crime left the citizens of England on edge. One man, Jack Cade, gathered together a band of followers from all classes of life and marched on London. The group presented King…

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…

MAP#67: Warrior Princess: Female warriors of the Middle Ages

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Women in the Middle Ages were docile, meek and subservient. Or at least that’s what we were led to believe. But that isn’t always the case. In previous lessons we looked at Black Agnes, the defender of Dunbar Castle and Melisende, the Queen of Jerusalem. Women like Joan of Arc, Isabella, the She-Wolf of France…

2014 Medieval Year in Review: Books

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2014 was another great year for Medieval books, both non-fiction and historical fiction. Kngihts, Kings, Vikings and of course the Plantagenets! We were honored to talk to several best selling authors this year. One of my all time favorite hisotrical fiction authors and an relative newcomer to the non-fiction world. In September best selling author…

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,…

Dan Jones talks ‘The Plantagenets’

dan jones The Plantagenets

Have you picked up your copy of The Plantagenets? It’s only the international bestseller that reveals Britain’s longest running dynasty. Over a dozen Kings spanning three centuries, take that Tudors! From King Henry II all the way through King Richard III, you will learn about the struggles, politics and wars that shaped the High Middle…

Wars of the Roses bodies found in hotel grounds near Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle

Workers building a new visitor centre next to Harlech Castle may have stumbled on the remains of three people who may have been caught up in the Wars of the Roses. The bodies were found near the grounds of the Castle Hotel last Thursday. Historic monuments group Cadw suggests building foundations also dating back to…

The White Queen comes to the USA

The White Queen

Over in the UK The White Queen is wrapping up. But here in the States we are on the verge of war!! The White Queen begins Saturday(tomorrow) night, 10 August on the Starz channel. I for one will be watching! Who’s with me?? Here’s a little primer to get you set for the premiere.

“The White Queen” hits the airwaves in the UK

The White Queen | Medieval Archives

After the Hundred Years’ War the House of Plantagenet divided and battled for the throne of England. The House of York, symbolized by a white rose and the House of Lancaster, symbolized by a red rose waged a war lasting 30 years. Known throughout history as the Wars of the Roses, it pitted brother against…

The women behind Richard III’s DNA

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A few months ago Sarah Gristwood came on the podcast for an interview and we talked about her book Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses. At the time the remains of King Richard III were being tested to confirm it was actually the King. During the interview Sarah explained how the…

MAP#33 – Blood Sisters: Author Sarah Gristwood interview

Sarah Gristwood, the acclaimed author, joins us for an interview about her new book Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses. Most of the history of the Wars of the Roses is written through the eyes of the kings and men who fought the battles. In Blood Sisters,…

War of the Roses history is brought to life at historic Bradford hall

War of the Roses at Bradford Hall

Discover what life was like in Bradford during the War of the Roses at a medieval living history weekend at Bolling Hall. For the second year, re-enactment group the Frei Compagnie will present a weekend of domestic and military demonstrations of life during the 15th century conflict. The free event will be held at the…

Book: Fatal Colours – Towton 1461: England’s Most Brutal Battle

Fatal Colours: Towton 1461: England’s Most Brutal Battle is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson at £20.00 – in anticipation of the 550th calendar anniversary on 29 March 2011 and the 550th traditional Palm Sunday anniversary on 17 April 2011. Participate A gripping account of the Wars of the Roses Battle of Towton – arguably the…