Category Archives: Books

Philippa Of Hainault: Mother Of The English Nation by Kathryn Warner

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Philippa Of Hainault written by Kathryn Warner, is the first biography of a remarkable and influential English queen. The wife of King Edward III, Philippa was queen during some of the most historic events in English history. The couple married in 1328 and within 20 years England was embroiled in the Hundred Years War and…

Anna, Duchess of Cleves by Heather Darise

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Heather Darise explores the life of Anna, Duchess of Cleves, the fourth wife of Henry VIII in her new book titled Anna, Duchess of Cleves The King’s ‘Beloved Sister.’ The book takes a fresh look at Anna from the perspective of her upbringing in the Holy Roman Empire. Heather uses primary documents, including official marrage…

800 Medieval manuscripts now available online

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Over the last two years the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France worked together to catalog and digitize 800 medieval manuscripts. The project called, The Polonsky Foundation England and France Project: Manuscripts from the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 700-1200 was created to make the manuscripts freely available online for…

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

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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…

Arthur Warrior and King by Don Carleton

Arthur Warrior and King

FASCINATING NEW CONCLUSIONS ABOUT ARTHUR’S LIFE People have been looking for the sites of the long-lost and mysterious battles of King Arthur for a thousand years. This book is the result of extensive consultation with experts across academic disciplines. Much of the history of the time was lost because of some kind of natural catastrophe…

Edward II the Man: A Doomed Inheritance by Stephen Spinks

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Joining the Medieval Archives today for a question and answer session is historian and author Stephen Spinks. We recently talked with Stephen on the Medieval Archives Podcast. It’s a fantastic talk you don’t want to miss! Stephen’s new book Edward II The Man: A Doomed Inheritance is an in-depth biography of an often overlooked medieval…

Joan of Arc and ‘The Great Pity of the Land of France’ by Moya Longstaffe

Joan of Arc and The Great Pity of the Land of France

Joan of Arc played a pivotal role in the Hundred Years’ War and the future of France. Moya Longstaffe returns to the original sources, employs her expertise in languages and brings Joan of Arc alive and does not duck the most difficult question: was she deluded, unbalanced, fraudulent ? or indeed a great visionary, to…

Hildegard of Bingen, Heroines of the Medieval World by Sharon Bennett Connolly

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A few weeks ago we had an interview with author Sharon Bennett Connolly. This week she has launched a blog tour for her book Heroines of the Medieval World. Medieval Archives is honored to take part in the tour and help support great medieval books! Sharon was kind enough to provide an excerpt from her…

Heroines of the Medieval World by Sharon Bennett Connolly

Medieval women have been getting overlooked for a long time, but not anymore! Books and documentaries are increasingly focusing on women in the Middle Ages. Sharon Bennett Connolly wrote a book dedicated to the strong women of the Middle Ages. Some of the women are familiar like Elenor of Aquitaine, while others are less known…

Ireland: The Struggle for Power by Jeffrey James

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Ireland has a rich history and Jeffrey James explores over 600 years of Irish history in his new book Ireland The Struggle for Power. We caught up with Jeffrey for an interview about his writing life and his new book. Grab your copy of Ireland: The Struggle for Power from the Amberley Publishing website: https://www.amberley-books.com/ireland-the-struggle-for-power.html…

The Warrior Queen By Joanna Arman

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Æthelflæd, the Lady of the Mercians is a little known figure in early Medieval history who is starting to get her due. The daughter of Alfred the Great and ruler of Mercia she helped defeat the Danes and bring about a unified England. In a new biography Joanna Arman chronicles the life Æthelflæd from her…

Shadow of the Cross by Dmitry Yakhovsky Giveaway!

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We are part of a book tour for Dmitry Yakhovsky’s new graphic novel Shadow of the Cross. Dmitry wrote a guest post for the site. Below the post you can view the cover artwork and an inside page. Enjoy! Shadow of the Cross Guest Post Thank you for having me on the Medieval Archives blog…

Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell by Samantha Morris

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Today we are part of another book tour and this one includes a giveaway! The book is Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell by Samantha Morris. Samantha was nice enough to provide a video with the Toop 5 Borgia myths! We are also giving away a copy of the book Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell! The…

A Year in the Life of Medieval England by Toni Mount

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Have you ever wondered what life was like in the Middle Ages? Not just the ‘celebrity’ news of Kings, Knights and Nobles, but the life of the villager or local merchant. Wonder no more! Toni Mount offers a look at the everyday Medieval life in her new book A Year in the Life of Medieval…

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…