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The Real Middle Ages is a history podcast about the different historical characters and themes in the European Medieval period. Join me as I talk about kings, vikings, political regimes and the struggles of a foreign time.

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The Real Middle Ages is a history podcast about the different historical characters and themes in the European Medieval period. Join me as I talk about kings, vikings, political regimes and the struggles of a foreign time.

iTunes Ratings

130 Ratings
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Great show,well done

By History Raff - Jan 08 2020
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Really well done, hope it starts again.

Love it

By Matthais P - Jun 02 2018
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I really love this podcast thank you!

iTunes Ratings

130 Ratings
Average Ratings
99
14
9
3
5

Great show,well done

By History Raff - Jan 08 2020
Read more
Really well done, hope it starts again.

Love it

By Matthais P - Jun 02 2018
Read more
I really love this podcast thank you!
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The Real Middle Ages podcast

Latest release on May 23, 2018

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The Real Middle Ages is a history podcast about the different historical characters and themes in the European Medieval period. Join me as I talk about kings, vikings, political regimes and the struggles of a foreign time.

Rank #1: Episode 4 The Rus and their origins

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In this episode I talk about the Russian Primary Chronicle, archaeology, and the beginning of the Viking age. Some of the major trade routes for the Vikings. The beautiful Oseberg ship in Oslo.

Mar 31 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #2: Episode 3 The end of the Middle Ages

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In episode 3 I talk about the end of the middle ages and a number of dates that historians have used to describe the transition from medieval period to the early modern age. This episode acts as a bookend for the podcast as I wont go past my chosen date for the middle ages.

Mar 28 2017

50mins

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Rank #3: Episode 12: The Peaceful Queen

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In this episode we look at the second half of Olga's regency as she converts to the Eastern Orthodox Christianity. An artists interpretation of Olga being baptized Olga meeting with Constantine VII

Aug 11 2017

34mins

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Rank #4: Episode 5 The rise of Rurik

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In this episode we take a look at the founding of the Rus kingdom by Rurik, talk about his reign and where the Rus kingdom may have been. A Statue of Rurik And a basic map of the general area of the early Rus

Mar 31 2017

41mins

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Rank #5: Episode 6 The Lightning Bolt that Struck the Queen of Cities

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In this episode we talk about the raid of 860 on the city of Constantinople by the Rus Vikings. Rus at the city walls. Photius dipping the vestments in the sea. And here is the Skillandbonesradio podcast by Brad, Kevin and Loren. http://skillandbonesradio.blogspot.com/

Apr 06 2017

27mins

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Rank #6: Episode 13: The Warrior Prince

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In this episode we take a look at the many military campaigns of Prince Svyatoslav. Svyatoslav and the Rus invade Bulgaria. Svyatoslav and the Byzantine Emperor John meet in person. Svyatoslav killed by the Pechenegs on the Dnieper.

Aug 29 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #7: Episode 15: Sorcerers and a Pope

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This is part one of a two part Halloween special on Witchcraft, sorcery and magic in the middle ages. In this episode we take a look at the story of how Pope John XXII was the target of a group of assassins who tried using magic as their murder weapon. Pope John XXII. Pope John XXII and his papal court. A map of southern France. The papal palace at the city of Avignon.

Oct 09 2017

43mins

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Rank #8: Episode 7: The Death of a King

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In this episode we explore the how Rurik might have been buried through the accounts of the Arab diplomat and adventurer Ibn Fadlan.

Apr 20 2017

44mins

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Rank #9: Episode 11: The Vengeful Queen

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In this episode we take a look at the successor to the Rus throne after the murder of Igor. A more modern depiction of Olga. Olga watching while the Derevlian nobles were burned in a bath house. Olga when she first comes upon Igor's body.

Jul 22 2017

37mins

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Rank #10: Episode 8: Oleg's Prophecy

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In this episode we take a look at the reign of Oleg after the death of Rurik and see lands of the Rus grow.

May 07 2017

51mins

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Episode 23: Charles the Simple

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In this episode we take a look at the king of the West Franks, Charles the Simple. Charles the Simple looking very regal. Charles the Simple presenting his daughter, Gisla, to Rollo.

May 23 2018

37mins

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Episode 22: Rollo Adrift

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In this episode we continue to examine the life of Rollo as he travels across the north sea and finally reaches the shores of Normandy. An artistic interpretation of the 885 siege of Paris A map of Paris during the 9th century The Emperor Charles the Fat

Apr 27 2018

40mins

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Episode 21: The Unpredictable Rumblings of a Thunderclap

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In this episode we take a look at Normandy before the arrival of the northmen and introduce some key figures of the Normans including Rollo. The 885 siege on Paris Haesting takes Luna A Statue of Rollo

Mar 24 2018

33mins

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Episode 20: A Norman Myth

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In this episode we begin a new series call A Norman Foundation. In this episode we explore the Norman myth and the creator of the main text, Dudo of St Quentin.

Feb 25 2018

29mins

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Episode 19: Conclusion and Q&A

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We finally conclude the Origins of the Rus series with a final episode that includes some final thoughts, a Q&A and a new tradition.

Jan 21 2018

33mins

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Episode 18: The Blood of a Saint

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Vladimir returns to Kiev and converts the Rus to his new religion. Vladimir watches as the people of Kiev are baptized. Pechenegs raid Rus merchants. Rus Soldiers during the later 10th century. A map of the Kieven Rus territory. The solid red line was the borders of Vladimir's realm in 1015 when he died.

Dec 30 2017

46mins

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Episode 17: Vladimir Goes Shopping for a New Religion

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Vladimir tries his hand at ruling the Rus and decides that his people need a new religion.

Dec 08 2017

44mins

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Episode 16: Stoking the Fires of Witch Frenzy

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This is part 2 of the 2017 Halloween special on Witchcraft and magic in the Middle Ages. This episode is a brief history of witchcraft and magic from a little before the beginning of the middle ages to the closing of the 15th century. Witches giving an offering to a demon. Witches worshiping a demonic goat. Hans Baldung Griens woodcut of witches preparing for the Sabbath The Knights Templars being burned at the stake.

Oct 31 2017

1hr 9mins

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Episode 15: Sorcerers and a Pope

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This is part one of a two part Halloween special on Witchcraft, sorcery and magic in the middle ages. In this episode we take a look at the story of how Pope John XXII was the target of a group of assassins who tried using magic as their murder weapon. Pope John XXII. Pope John XXII and his papal court. A map of southern France. The papal palace at the city of Avignon.

Oct 09 2017

43mins

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Episode 14: The Blood of Brothers

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In this episode we take a look at the Rus state after the death of Svyatoslav. The warrior prince left three sons to inherit his lands and affairs quickly devolved into civil war.

Sep 28 2017

39mins

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Episode 13: The Warrior Prince

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In this episode we take a look at the many military campaigns of Prince Svyatoslav. Svyatoslav and the Rus invade Bulgaria. Svyatoslav and the Byzantine Emperor John meet in person. Svyatoslav killed by the Pechenegs on the Dnieper.

Aug 29 2017

1hr 8mins

Play

Episode 12: The Peaceful Queen

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In this episode we look at the second half of Olga's regency as she converts to the Eastern Orthodox Christianity. An artists interpretation of Olga being baptized Olga meeting with Constantine VII

Aug 11 2017

34mins

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Episode 11: The Vengeful Queen

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In this episode we take a look at the successor to the Rus throne after the murder of Igor. A more modern depiction of Olga. Olga watching while the Derevlian nobles were burned in a bath house. Olga when she first comes upon Igor's body.

Jul 22 2017

37mins

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Episode 10: Peace and Death

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In this episode we take a look at the second half of Igor's reign as he tries to hold together the Rus after the loss to the Byzantines.

Jun 25 2017

36mins

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Episode 9: Igor Son of Ruirik

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In this episode we will take a look at the first part of Igor's reign as he sets out to take the Rus to new heights. A depiction of Igor. Greek fire being shot from one boat to another.

Jun 03 2017

34mins

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Episode 8: Oleg's Prophecy

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In this episode we take a look at the reign of Oleg after the death of Rurik and see lands of the Rus grow.

May 07 2017

51mins

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Episode 7: The Death of a King

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In this episode we explore the how Rurik might have been buried through the accounts of the Arab diplomat and adventurer Ibn Fadlan.

Apr 20 2017

44mins

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Episode 6 The Lightning Bolt that Struck the Queen of Cities

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In this episode we talk about the raid of 860 on the city of Constantinople by the Rus Vikings. Rus at the city walls. Photius dipping the vestments in the sea. And here is the Skillandbonesradio podcast by Brad, Kevin and Loren. http://skillandbonesradio.blogspot.com/

Apr 06 2017

27mins

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Episode 5 The rise of Rurik

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In this episode we take a look at the founding of the Rus kingdom by Rurik, talk about his reign and where the Rus kingdom may have been. A Statue of Rurik And a basic map of the general area of the early Rus

Mar 31 2017

41mins

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Episode 4 The Rus and their origins

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In this episode I talk about the Russian Primary Chronicle, archaeology, and the beginning of the Viking age. Some of the major trade routes for the Vikings. The beautiful Oseberg ship in Oslo.

Mar 31 2017

1hr 2mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

130 Ratings
Average Ratings
99
14
9
3
5

Great show,well done

By History Raff - Jan 08 2020
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Really well done, hope it starts again.

Love it

By Matthais P - Jun 02 2018
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I really love this podcast thank you!