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2014 Medieval Year in Review: Podcasts

Charlemagne The Father of Europe

2014 was a fantastic year for the Medieval Archives Podcast! Thanks to all our great fans we were featured in the iTunes store! We talked with more authors in 2014 including best sellers Bernard Cornwell and Dan Jones. The topics covered varied from medieval torture methods to religious reformers. Some of the topics were requested…

2014 Medieval Year in Review: News

2014 was again the year of King Richard III. His re-burial date and place was officially announced and the monarch will be laid to rest in 2015. Although not everyone is happy with his final resting place. But really York or Leicester, isn’t it better than under a car park? There was also some interesting…

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…

2014 Medieval Year in Review: Movies

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I love movies! All kinds, but I’ma sucker for medieval themed movies. 2014 wasn’t a good year for the genre. There were few offerings to entice medievalists into the movie theaters. We did get the final installment of The Hobbit trilogy which was a good ending to the monolithic franchise. With The Hobbit coming out…

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…

2014 Medieval Year in Review: Games & Apps

Medieval Lego Knight

The App store continues to dominate the smartphone market, but Google Play and Windows are making a nice dent. However with 3 different options there still isn’t a great offering for medieval apps. 2014 saw a few games released for smartphones and unfortunately no outstanding educational or reference medieval apps. Below is a break down…

2013 Medieval Year in Review: Podcasts

Medieval Archives 2013 Rock of Cashel

2013 featured some great podcast episodes. I enjoyed all the episodes but some stood out from the rest. We looked at lost kings, French Princes invading England, epic medieval battles, interviewed authors and musicians, and explored steps you can take to become a historian. Below is the list of the Top 5 podcast episodes for…

MAP#45: 2013 Medieval Year in Review

2013 is coming to a close. That means it’s time for a year in review wrap up of the year’s medieval events and we have a special guest, Peter from Medievalists.net! We discuss 10 of the top medieval stories of 2013. You can find the write up for the Top 10 Stories on Medievalists.net (http://www.medievalists.net/2013/12/26/top-10-medieval-news-stories-of-2013/)…

2012 Medieval Year in Review: Podcasts

There were a lot of great podcast episodes during 2012. We finished the Pillars of the Earth podcast series, interviewed authors, documentary hosts and medieval bloggers. Some of this years topics were requested by you, the listener. So please if you have any requests send them over. Some of the popular episodes include: Mad Monarchs…

2012 Medieval Year in Review: News

There was a lot going on in the news regarding the middle ages this year. Viking massacres, Viking shipwrecks, medieval vampires, and even medieval underwear. But the hottest news of the year came out of a car park in Leicester. Instead of re-hashing all the stories I will list a few and hit the ones…

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,…

2012 Medieval Year in Review: Movies

As medieval movies go 2012 started out a little slow but ended with a cinematic juggernaut. Most of the movie news coming out this year was in regards to the highly anticipated prequel to the Lord of the Rings saga. While all the talk seemed to center around Bilbo and his band of Dwarves, there…

2012 Medieval Year in Review: Television

2012 was a good year for medieval television. HBO aired the second season of its extremely popular series \’Game of Thrones\’ adapted from GRR Martin\’s books. Tandem Productions the creators of 2011\’s Pillars of the Earth, brought us the sequel, World Without End. While not as strong as Pillars, World Without End was still a…

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…