Medieval Archives

Medieval Archives

MAP 84: The Medieval Knight with Christopher Gravett

When people think of the Middle Ages one of the first images that pops into their head is a knight in shining armor....

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MAP #83: Halloween Special – Ghost Stories From Haunted Castles

The witching season is upon us once again. Past Halloweens we’ve covered a Medieval Serial Killer, Medieval...

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MAP082: Viking Warriors and Explorers

The Viking Age​ VIKINGS! The scourge of the early middle ages. Vikings raided England, Ireland and Europe...

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MAP81: John II The Good: King of France 1350-1364

John II: King of France 1350-1364 King John II of France, called The Good. John ruled during a tumultuous time, the...

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MAP80: Sword for Hire: Mercenaries in the Middle Ages

Fight For Profit Soldiers in the Middle Ages fought for King and Country. But what did they do when the wars ended?...

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Medieval Archives Podcast Update

We hit a milestone this month for the Medieval Archives Podcast. Ten years of podcasting! Unfortunately the...

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MAP#79: Richard the Lionheart and author W.B. Bartlett

In today's lesson we are joined by author Wayne Bartlett to discuss Richard the Lionheart! Wayne's new book Richard...

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MAP#78: Edward II The Man with author Stephen Spinks

Today's lesson features a talk with historian and author Stephen Spinks. Stephen's new book Edward II The Man: A...

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MAP#77 – The Masque of the Red Death

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! The Great Plague or Black Death ravaged Europe in the 14th century, killing around 200 million...

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

We have a special episode today of medieval inspired music! Ian Churchward and his band The Legendary 10 Seconds...

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MAP#75: Natural Disasters: Earthquakes that rocked the Middle Ages

Ever wonder how medieval people dealt with natural disasters? No Red Cross or FEMA to come in and help clean up....

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MAP#74: Northern Crusades: Teutonic Knights, Alexander Nevsky and the Battle on the Ice

In 1242 the Teutonic Knights were conquering lands to the east into Novgorod. Pope Gregory IX blessed the Knights in...

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MAP#73: The Canterbury Tales: The Miller’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales is a collection of 24 stories written Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387–1400. The tales are...

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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...

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MAP Bonus: Top Five Borgia Myths and Book Giveaway

Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell MadeGlobal’s History in a Nutshell Series aims to give readers a good grounding in a...

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MAP#71: The Children’s Crusade 1212

The Children’s Crusade 1212 In the summer of 1212 a French boy and a German boy had separate visions of...

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MAP#70 – Medieval Christmas II

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from the Medieval Archives! No intro, no talking just Christmas music inspired by...

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MAP#69: The Pit and the Pendulum

Happy Halloween! The Spanish Inquisition, started in 1478 by Ferdinand and Isabella, was used to rid Spain and the...

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MAP#68: Combat of the Thirty

During the first phase of the Hundred Years War a smaller war broke out in France, the Breton War of Succession. Wars...

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

Women in the Middle Ages were docile, meek and subservient. Or at least that’s what we were led to believe. But...

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