Tag Archive: Hundred Years War

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…

MAP#44: Battle of Agincourt 1415

King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt 1415

The Hundred Years’ War raged for over 100 years and divided England and France like never before. Today on the Medieval Archives Podcast we look at a battle during the last phase of the Hundred Years’ War, The Battle of Agincourt. King Henry V of England, vastly outnumbered fought for his Kingdom and his life….

MAP#41: King Louis VIII ‘The Lion’

Louis VIII The Lion

French King Louis VIII who as a young Prince invaded England with the support of the English barons with the hope of taking the throne from King John. He would rise to King in France and take part in the Albigensian Crusade to gain back his lands in Southern France. In this episode we’ll look…

Medieval warfare had well-organised ‘ransom market’

Medieval prisoners of war were much more widely traded for ransoms than has been previously recognised, according to University of Southampton research. A study of the Hundred Years War reveals a well-organised trading market in English and French soldiers. One soldier claimed to have been taken prisoner 17 times, says historian Dr Remy Ambuhl. The…

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…

MAP#30 – Peasant’s Revolt of 1381

When Adam delved and Eve span, Who then was the gentleman? The Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 was one of a number of popular revolts in late medieval Europe and is a major event in the history of England. Led by Wat Tyler the peasant’s rose up against the ruling class. Were they successful? Or did…

Free online search for medieval military ancestors newly available

Crécy Jean Froissard, Hundred Years War

A new online database containing 205,000 service records of soldiers who fought in the Hundred Years War between 1369 and 1453 is now available to search free on the Forces War Records website. Many families have ancestors who fought bloody battles with swords and bows and arrows, serving in the British military under Henry V…

HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval is Now Available!

Actually the game has been available in the UK since last fall. But it is now available in the US market. I did a review of the game that you can view here -> Great Battles Medieval Review The review includes numerous screenshots and some videos. I would recommend this game to anyone. It is…

Review: HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval

HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval is a Real Time Strategy game set during the Hundred Years’ War. It features different conflicts between England and France and allows you to play as either the English or the French. The English campaign is designed for beginners and you have the opportunity to fight as the Black Prince or…

Great Battles Medieval – interview with Iain McNeil

History Great Battles Medieval Gets a New Partner and UK Release Date

Publisher Slitherine’s latest title, HISTORY Great Battles Medieval is now due out at the end of September 2010 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. HISTORY is the leading cable television network offering award-winning non-fiction series and specials that invite viewers to experience the excitement and relevance of history – How, Why, What If…?. Short Description…

Medieval Archives Podcast: Episode 02 – The Black Prince

In this episode of the Medieval Archives podcast we discuss Edward of Woodstock. Prince Edward, ‘The Black Prince” was the oldest son of King Edward III. He proved to be an exceptional military leader during the Hundred Years War. We discuss his personal life, his outstanding military career and the major campaigns he fought. We…