Tag Archive: Wars of the Roses

Dr Sean Cunningham talks Prince Arthur at the National Archives

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We featured Dr Sean Cunningham’s book Prince Arthur: The Tudor King Who Never Was a couple years ago on this site. Now you have chance to hear him talk about Prince Arthur and Henry VIII. Dr Cunningham will speak on Wednesday, 20 March at the National Archives. Prince Arthur: The Tudor King Who Never Was…

John Morton Adversary of Richard III, Power Behind the Tudors by Stuart Bradley

John Morton

The Archbishop of Canterbury is the highest position in the English church, the ‘First Bishop’ of England. Throughout the Middle Ages there are iconic names associated with the position; Augustine, Hurbert Walter, Simon Sudbury, Stephen Langdon, Thomas Becket and John Morton. You don’t recall John Morton? He presided over the church during one of England’s…

18 Jan 1486: King Henry VII weds Elizabeth of York at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, 18 January 1486: Henry Tudor pledged to marry Elizabeth of York, the eldest daughter of King Edward IV on Christmas Day 1483 Before Henry fulfilled his pledge he would fight for the throne of England in the bloody Wars of the Roses. On 22 August 1485 Henry defeated Richard III at the Battle…

Murrey and Blue by The Legendary Ten Seconds

Murrey and Blue

Earlier this year we featured The Legendary Ten Seconds on an episode of the podcast. If you haven’t listened to it yet I highly recommend it. Ian and the band are back with another album, Murrey and Blue. Featuring more songs inspired by King Richard III and the Wars of the Roses. Below is the…

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

Warrior Princess Countess_Jeanne

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

Dan Jones Wars of the Roses

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…