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The Real Middle Ages podcast

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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.

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Love it

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

Great new podcast

By Daniel meirom - Apr 26 2018
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Adds another layer to the history of Europe

iTunes Ratings

120 Ratings
Average Ratings
92
14
9
1
4

Love it

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

Great new podcast

By Daniel meirom - Apr 26 2018
Read more
Adds another layer to the history of Europe

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The Real Middle Ages podcast

Updated 7 days ago

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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 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 #4: 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 #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 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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Rank #10: 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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