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The Medieval Archives podcast transports you back to an age of heroic kings, gallant knights and pious bishops. Separate fact from fiction and find out how the men and women of the middle ages really lived.

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The Medieval Archives podcast transports you back to an age of heroic kings, gallant knights and pious bishops. Separate fact from fiction and find out how the men and women of the middle ages really lived.

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By Moon Tea - May 10 2018
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Great podcast. I started on the Charles Martell episode, going thru the rest now. Very good

Love this podcast!

By TheQueenofYears - Dec 01 2016
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Great podcast. Fascinating,funny,and articulate!

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252 Ratings
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By Moon Tea - May 10 2018
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Great podcast. I started on the Charles Martell episode, going thru the rest now. Very good

Love this podcast!

By TheQueenofYears - Dec 01 2016
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Great podcast. Fascinating,funny,and articulate!
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Medieval Archives

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The Medieval Archives podcast transports you back to an age of heroic kings, gallant knights and pious bishops. Separate fact from fiction and find out how the men and women of the middle ages really lived.

Rank #1: MAP#31 – Mad Monarchs of the Middle Ages

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The Middle Ages conjures images of wise, warrior Kings and beautiful Queens. Well this episode we are going to shatter that image! Get ready to dive into the crazy world of insane kings and diabolical madmen. Years of inbreeding the royal blood is bound to have an effect sooner or later. We'll investigate kings, queens and counts that went bat crazy during their reigns. Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast. Please send any comments or suggestions to podcast@medievalarchives.com Listen to the episode now In this episode you'll discover: The King who thought he was made of glass The Queen who embraced her died husband nightly The crusading Prince who tortured and displayed his victims The insane King who laughed and sang while a battle was raging And more... Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: http://www.medievalarchives.com/AudibleOffer Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com Use the icons below to download the .mp3 audio file, subscribe directly to iTunes or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Sep 23 2012

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Rank #2: MAP#19 – 1066 and The Battle of Hastings

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Today is the 945th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. We look at the year 1066, the death of King Edward the Confessor and the dispute over the throne of England. Harold Godwinson was crowned the new king of England. However, Harold Hardrada, Viking King of Norway and William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy both made claims for the throne. We will look at the pivotal battles fought during 1066 and how the kingdom of England was changed forever. Topics Discussed: Harold Godwinson William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy Harold Hardrada, King of Norway Battle of Stamford Bridge Battle of Hastings Aftermath of Hastings History Teachers: Please check out the History Teachers YouTube channel. They have a lot of great videos and were kind enough to let me use some audio for this podcast. You can also find them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/historyteacherz Books: 1066: The Year Of Conquest by David Howarth 1066: Year Of Three Battles by Frank McLynn 1066 In An Hour by Kaye Jones Movies: 1066: The Battle for Middle Earth If you enjoy the Medieval Archives Podcast please consider giving us a favorable rating in the iTunes store. You can listen to the episode below. Or download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com Use the icons below to download the .mp3 audio file, subscribe directly to iTunes or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Oct 14 2011

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Rank #3: Medieval Archives Podcast: Episode 04 – The Anarchy

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In this episode of the Medieval Archives Podcast we discuss "The Anarchy" a nineteen year period of civil war and chaos. The death of King Henry I set off a chain reaction of events that set England on a path of destruction. The Scots in the North, the Welsh in the West and the English nobleman all struggled to gain back or acquire land and wealth. Stephen of Blois becomes King Stephen and is a weak and indecisive leader. Empress Matilda is staging attacks from Normandy as the rightful heir to the throne. Will England survive two decades of civil war and infighting? Will King Stephen learn to rule with a strong hand and a decisive nature? Will Empress Matilda gain her rightful place as the Queen of England? You will find out all of this and more in Episode Four of the Medieval Archives Podcast. You can listen to the episode below. Or download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. Items discussed: King Stephen Empress Matilda Battle of Standard Battle of Lincoln First Treaty of Durham Treaty of Wallingford Historical Fiction Books: Cecelia Holland: The Earl Elizabeth Chadwick: A Place Beyond Courage Ken Follett: The Pillars of the Earth The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com Use the icons below to download the .mp3 audio file, subscribe directly to iTunes or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Oct 12 2010

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Rank #4: MAP#67: Warrior Princess: Female warriors of the Middle Ages

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Women in the Middle Ages were docile, meek and subservient. Or at least that's what we were led to believe. But that isn't always the case. In previous lessons we looked at Black Agnes, the defender of Dunbar Castle and Melisende, the Queen of Jerusalem. Women like Joan of Arc, Isabella, the She-Wolf of France and Eleanor of Aquitaine are examples of powerful women in the Middle Ages. Today we are going to look at more women who broke the stereotype and proved to be strong, powerful leaders and commanders. You can call them warriors, but you might not want to call them Warrior Princess! If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes. Rate the Medieval Archives Podcast now! Listen to the episode now In this episode we discuss: Margaret of Anjou Tomoe Gozen, Samurai Warrior Tamar of Georgia Joanna of Flanders, 'Jeanna le Flamme' And more... http://www.medievalarchives.com/medievalpatron Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: http://www.medievalarchives.com/AudioBook

Jul 06 2015

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Rank #5: MAP#30 – Peasant’s Revolt of 1381

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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 they fail and meet the executioners axe? Find out in the latest episode of the Medieval Archives Podcast Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: http://www.audibletrial.com/MedievalArchives You can listen to the episode below. Or download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com Use the links below to download the .mp3 audio file, subscribe directly to iTunes or subscribe to the RSS feed. Direct Download | iTunes | RSS Feed

Aug 14 2012

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Rank #6: Medieval Archives Podcast: Episode 03 – Eustace the Monk

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In this episode of the Medieval Archives we discuss Eustace the Monk, the most feared pirate of the 13th Century. Eustace the Monk left the monastery and became an outlaw, a magician and a pirate. We discuss his early life, why he left the monastery and how he turned to piracy. We also look at his role in the First Baron’s War and his death. You can listen to the episode below. Or download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. Items discussed: Magna Carta Battle of Dover Battle of Sandwich Henry Cannon “Eustace the Monk and the Battle of Sandwich” Glyn Burgess: Two medieval Outlaws: Eustace the Monk and Fouke Fitz Waryn The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com Use the icons below to download the .mp3 audio file, subscribe directly to iTunes or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Sep 09 2010

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Rank #7: MAP#47: Charlemagne, The Father of Europe

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January 2014 marks the 1,200th anniversary of the death of Charlemagne. He started his reign at the age of 26 as the King of the Franks. By the time of his death in 814 he was the Holy Roman Emperor and ruled the majority of continental Europe. Join us today as we examine the life of Charlemagne. We'll look at his military exploits, how he was able to grow his empire and become the first Holy Roman Emperor. Charlemagne's greatness didn't end on the battlefield. He set out to reform education, religion and government giving rise to the Carolingian Renaissance. Please send any comments, suggestions or topic ideas to podcast@medievalarchives.com If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes. Rate the Medieval Archives Podcast now! Listen to the episode now In this lesson we talk about Charlemagne's grandfather, Charles Martel. Listen to our lesson on The Battle of Tours to learn more about Charles Martel. In this episode we discuss: Charlemagne's Character Charlemagne's Army The Saxon Wars The Bloody Verdict of Verdun The Battle of Roncevaux And more... Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: http://www.medievalarchives.com/AudioBook Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. iTunes | Stitcher Radio | Download MP3 | RSS Feed The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com

Jan 27 2014

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Rank #8: MAP#24 – Christy English Interview

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It's 2012! I hope you all had a safe and happy new year. We are kicking off the new year with an interview with Historical Fiction author Christy English. Christy is a writer of historical fiction centering on Eleanor of Aquitaine, Alais of France, and the Plantagenets of the 12th Century. Her latest book is To Be Queen: A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. During the interview we discuss her novels, her love of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the challenges of writing about a historical figure. We also discuss her writing process and her favorite authors. It is a fantastic interview! Click the links below to visit her website or buy her books. Website: ChristyEnglish.com Books: To Be Queen: A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine Twitter: @ChristyEnglish You can listen to the episode below. Or download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. The opening music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com Use the icons below to download the .mp3 audio file, subscribe directly to iTunes or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Jan 03 2012

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Rank #9: MAP#36 – Popes Behaving Badly

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The Pope, the Bishop of Rome, successor of Saint Peter and leader of the Catholic Church. Pious men aspire to the chair and humbly accept the position. At least that's what we'd like to believe. But not all popes were righteous men, some weren't even Christian! In this episode of the Medieval Archives Podcast we are going to look at some of the worst Popes of the Middle Ages. I play a music clip during the episode provided by The History Teachers. They produce fantastic historical songs set to current and classic hits! Visit their sites and support their music. They are inspiring history students across the globe. Find The History Teachers on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/historyteachers, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/historyteacherz and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/historyteacherz. Please send any comments or suggestions to podcast@medievalarchives.com If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes. Rate the Medieval Archives Podcast now! Listen to the episode now In this episode we discuss: A Pope who put his dead predecessor on trial The Pope who ran a male brothel The Pope who gave us the Pornocracy A ruler who deposed three Popes and installed his own A Pope so despicable they gave him a TV show And more... Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: http://www.medievalarchives.com/AudibleOffer Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. iTunes | Stitcher Radio | Download MP3 | RSS Feed The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com

May 14 2013

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Rank #10: MAP#25 – Pillars of the Earth 7: “New Beginnings”

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England is gripped by war, political stirfe and treachery. And in the midst of it all a towering cathedral, a beacon of love and hope is erected. Will Philip raise again after being removed as prior? Will Aliena be able to find Jack in France? And will work continue on the cathedral after the collapse? Join us as we continuing our trip through The Pillars of the Earth. This week we recap/review episode seven "New Beginnings" of the Starz Original series The Pillars of the Earth. Set in the the 12th century The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of King Stephen's reign over England and the 19 year period of Anarchy. Pillars of the Earth Synopsis This epic tale of passion and greed begins when a mysterious secret disrupts the succession to the English crown and an unlikely member of King Henry's family takes the throne. A power struggle between Henry's daughter, Maud, and nephew, Stephen, causes England to be torn by war as battles rage for the rightful heir. Meanwhile, Bishop Waleran Bigod and the Hamleigh family manipulate the conflict to satisfy their own ruthless ambitions. Within this tumultuous setting, Prior Philip fights insurmountable obstacles to keep Kingsbridge and his dream of building a magnificent cathedral alive. The task is daunting, but master-mason Tom Builder, his gifted stepson, Jack, and noblewoman Aliena work together to achieve their dreams. And in the process, the long-hidden secret is revealed. Episode 7 "New Beginnings" As a result of his travels, Jack has learned how to fulfill Tom Builder’s dream of a cathedral filled with light. Aliena tracks Jack by following the trail of his carvings. Waleran offers Philip a new position but it means that Philip must always obey Waleran. Kingsbridge becomes prosperous again, infuriating Regan and William, who plan an attack meeting resistance from Richard, Jack and Philip. NOTE: Ken Follett has a cameo role in this episode as the merchant who tells Jack the story of his father's sailing. Topics Discussed: Episode Recap Episode Review History Lesson: What was correct and what was incorrect Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester Abbott Sugar Saint Denis Abbey Cast of Characters: Ian McShane as Waleran Bigod Donald Sutherland as Earl Bartholomew Rufus Sewell as Tom Builder Matthew Macfadyen as Prior Philip Tony Curran as King Stephen Alison Pill as Princess Maude Sarah Parish as Regan Hamleigh Robert Bathurst as Percy Hamleigh David Oakes as William Hamleigh Goetz Otto as Walter Hayley Atwell as Aliena Sam Claflin as Richard Liam Garrigan as Alfred Builder Skye Bennett as Martha Builder Gordon Pinsent as the Archbishop Eddie Redmayne as Jack Jackson Natalia Wörner as Ellen Anatole Taubman as Remigius Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: http://www.audibletrial.com/MedievalArchives You can listen to the episode below. Or download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com Use the icons below to download the .mp3 audio file, subscribe directly to iTunes or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Feb 28 2012

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Rank #11: MAP#34 – Medieval Zombies

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It's that time of year again. The full moon is out and the night gets a little spookier. But have no fear, we are here to help you make it through the Halloween season. And what better way than to talk about flesh eating zombies! Now I haven't gone completely mad. We will look at two examples of how the dead walked the earth in medieval times and a historian who recorded numerous episodes of the undead. Grab a pumpkin ale, turn the lights down low and let's explore the medieval zombie apocalypse. If you would like more Halloween episodes you can listen to the Haunted Castle series or last years Dracula episode. Please send any comments or suggestions to podcast@medievalarchives.com If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes. Rate the Medieval Archives Podcast now! Listen to the episode now In this episode we discuss: The Draugr The Revenant William of Newburgh The Raven Night of the Living Dead And more... Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: http://www.medievalarchives.com/AudibleOffer Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. Knight Vs. Undead Image by TrickorTreat The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com Some sound clips courtesy of White Zombie. Use the icons below to download the .mp3 audio file, subscribe directly to iTunes or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Oct 31 2012

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Rank #12: MAP#35 – Richard III: Lost and Found

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The medieval-verse was all abuzz the last couple of weeks about an exciting archaeology find. Back in August 2012 the University of Leicester started a search for the lost remains of King Richard III. Richard was killed during the Battle of Bosworth, the final major battle of the Wars of the Roses. King Richard's death is significant for a few reasons. He was the last King of England to die in battle and his death marks the end of the medieval period. The victor at Bosworth, Henry Tudor, starts the dynasty of the smae name that would last for over 100 years! In this episode we will look at the history of Richard and find out how the youngest of four brothers rose to throne of England. We also examine the controversies that surround him including the Princes in the Tower and if he was a disfigured hunchback. But the real exciting part is the dig in Leicester! We'll listen in to the DNA test announcements and the description of his wounds at Bosworth. Please send any comments or suggestions to podcast@medievalarchives.com If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes. Rate the Medieval Archives Podcast now! Listen to the episode now In this episode we discuss: Richard III: The Last Warrior King Princes in the Tower Hunchback or Tudor Propaganda Richard III Society And more... Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: http://www.medievalarchives.com/AudibleOffer Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. iTunes | Stitcher Radio | Download MP3 | RSS Feed The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com

Feb 20 2013

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Rank #13: MAP#50: Medieval Torture

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In the Middle Ages torture was used for a variety of reasons, to gain information, to purify heretics and to punish criminals. In this lesson of the Medieval Archives Podcast we are going to explore medieval torture and the devices used by medieval torturers. Devices of pain, torment and mutilation used by the Church to punish heretics and blasphemers. You'll even find out which Pope issued a papal bull condoning the use of torture! Join us on the dark side of the Middle Ages as we explore Medieval Torture. Please send any comments, suggestions or topic ideas to podcast@medievalarchives.com If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes. Rate the Medieval Archives Podcast now! ...inflicted on them unutterable tortures; for never were any martyrs so tortured as they were. Some they hanged up by the feet, and smoked them with foul smoke; and some by the thumbs, or by the head, and hung coats of mail on their feet. They tied knotted strings about their heads, and twisted them till the pain went to the brains. ~Anglo-Saxon Chronicles Listen to the episode now Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: http://www.medievalarchives.com/AudioBook In this episode we discuss Medieval Torture devices like: The Rack Judas Cradle The Pear of Anguish Pillory Iron Maiden And more... Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. iTunes | Stitcher Radio | Download MP3 | RSS Feed The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com Sound clips from Ancient Discoveries, Modern Marvels and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Feb 25 2014

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Rank #14: Medieval Archives Podcast: Episode 11 – The Pillars of the Earth Episode 1

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We are back an ready for 2011! Our first podcast of the year is a recap/review of the Starz Original series The Pillars of the Earth. Set in the the 12th century The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of King Stephen's reign over England and the 19 year period of Anarchy. This epic tale of passion and greed begins when a mysterious secret disrupts the succession to the English crown and an unlikely member of King Henry's family takes the throne. A power struggle between Henry's daughter, Maud, and nephew, Stephen, causes England to be torn by war as battles rage for the rightful heir. Meanwhile, Bishop Waleran Bigod and the Hamleigh family manipulate the conflict to satisfy their own ruthless ambitions. Within this tumultuous setting, Prior Philip fights insurmountable obstacles to keep Kingsbridge and his dream of building a magnificent cathedral alive. The task is daunting, but master-mason Tom Builder, his gifted stepson, Jack, and noblewoman Aliena work together to achieve their dreams. And in the process, the long-hidden secret is revealed. Episode 1 is title 'The Anarchy" and sets the stage for this epic series. The death of Prince William puts the line of succession in jeopardy as the only remaining heir to King Henry I is his daughter Maud. King Henry's nephew Stephen also has ambitions for the throne and will not be stopped. Meanwhile the monk Philip and Archdeacon Waleran are in the midst of the dirty side of church politics. In the middle of it all is Tom Builder. Tom, a simple mason and family man is trying to secure work so he can provide for his family and ends up being a central figure to everyone involved. Cast of Characters: Ian McShane as Waleran Bigod Donald Sutherland as Earl Bartholomew Rufus Sewell as Tom Builder Matthew Macfadyen as Prior Philip Tony Curran as King Stephen Alison Pill as Princess Maude Sarah Parish as Regan Hamleigh Robert Bathurst as Percy Hamleigh David Oakes as William Hamleigh Goetz Otto as Walter Hayley Atwell as Aliena Sam Claflin as Richard Liam Garrigan as Alfred Builder Skye Bennett as Martha Builder Gordon Pinsent as the Archbishop Eddie Redmayne as Jack Jackson Natalia Wörner as Ellen Anatole Taubman as Remigius You can listen to the episode below. Or download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com Use the icons below to download the .mp3 audio file, subscribe directly to iTunes or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Jan 18 2011

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Rank #15: MAP#57: Dan Jones Interview: Wars of the Roses and The Plantagenets

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Award-winning journalist, best selling author and Historian Dan Jones joins the Medieval Archives Podcast to talk all things Plantagenets! His first book on the subject The Plantagents: The Kings Who made England covers the first two centuries of Plantagenet Kings from Henry II to Richard II. In his latest book Wars of the Roses(Hollow Crown, UK Title), Dan chronicles the last century of the Plantagenet dynasty and the Wars of the Roses. He sets the stage with Henry V, takes readers through the Wars of the Roses and finishes with the rise of the Tudor dynasty. Join us on the podcast as Dan and I discuss his writing style, his upcoming TV series on the Plantagenets and how the Plantagenet Kings shaped the medieval era and modern England. Please send any comments or suggestions to podcast@medievalarchives.com If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes. Rate the Medieval Archives Podcast now! Listen to the episode now In this episode we discuss: Dan's background The Plantagenet Dynasty His new book Hollow Crown(UK), Wars of the Roses(USA) Dan's upcoming TV series based on the Book The Plantagenets And more... Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: http://www.medievalarchives.com/AudioBook Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. iTunes | Stitcher Radio | Download MP3 | RSS Feed The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com

Oct 14 2014

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Rank #16: MAP#42: Medieval Diseases and “Cures”

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Listen to the episode now People in the Middle Ages had their share of diseases. But unlike today they didn't have vaccinations or antibiotics to help them out. Today we are going to look at medieval diseases and the cures that did or in most cases did not work. We'll see if getting sick in the middle ages meant certain death. We'll also look at some cures for everyday occurrences like nasal congestion and baldness. Please send any comments, suggestions or topic ideas to podcast@medievalarchives.com If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes. Rate the Medieval Archives Podcast now! In this episode we discuss: A disease that can live in your body for 20 years and is still around today! Effects of eating poisonous fungi "THE" disease of the Middle Ages! Medieval cure for baldness Bloodletting And more... Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: http://www.medievalarchives.com/AudibleOffer Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. iTunes | Stitcher Radio | Download MP3 | RSS Feed The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com

Sep 11 2013

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Rank #17: MAP#44: Battle of Agincourt 1415

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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. Find out how he lead a weary band of men against insurmountable odds. Will Henry survive? Will he defeat the French? Find out in this episode of the Medieval Archives Podcast. Please send any comments, suggestions or topic ideas to podcast@medievalarchives.com If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes. Rate the Medieval Archives Podcast now! Listen to the episode now In this episode we discuss: Origins of the Hundred Years' War Henry V French Superiority Death of Chivalry Treaty of Troyes Hollow Crown And more... Agincourt Carol Lyrics Listen to it on YouTube Deo gratias Anglia redde pro victoria! [England, give thanks to God for victory!] Owre Kynge went forth to Normandy With grace and myght of chyvalry Ther God for hym wrought mervelusly; Wherefore Englonde may call and cry Chorus Deo gratias![Thanks to God] Deo gratias Anglia redde pro victoria! [England, give thanks to God for victory!] He sette sege, forsothe to say, To Harflu towne with ryal aray; That toune he wan and made afray That Fraunce shal rewe tyl domesday. Chorus Then went hym forth, owre king comely, In Agincourt feld he faught manly; Throw grace of God most marvelsuly, He had both feld and victory. Chorus Ther lordys, erles and barone Were slayne and taken and that full soon, Ans summe were broght into Lundone With joye and blisse and gret renone. Chorus Almighty God he keep owre kynge, His peple, and alle his well-wyllynge, And give them grace wythoute endyng; Then may we call and savely syng: Chorus Watch the Mock trial of Henry V: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/id/221111 Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: http://www.medievalarchives.com/AudibleOffer Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. iTunes | Stitcher Radio | Download MP3 | RSS Feed The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com

Dec 09 2013

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Rank #18: MAP#58: Gilles de Rais – Gallant Knight, Occultist and Serial Killer

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Gilles de Rais, an esteemed knight and the Marshall of France, who fought alongside Joan of Arc. Then he turned to the occult and tried to deal with the devil. Gilles isn't remembered as a hero of France, instead he is remembered as a gruesome child murderer. On today's episode we are going to look at Gilles de Rais, a knight who fought alongside Joan of Arc and was her trusted adviser. He was granted the title of Marshal of France by King Charles VII for his loyalty and military victories. But as the Hundred Years War started to end he turned to black magic. Gilles de Rais would stop at nothing to keep his wealth and gain more. He tried Alchemy to turn matter into gold, which lead to sorcery and summoning demons. Through it all he was a vile child killer, who killed so many children by his own admission he cannot count them all. In his testimony de Rais confessed to beating, hanging and beheading children, and that was just the start! His crimes are so vile they will make your stomach turn. Join us today on the Halloween episode of the Medieval Archives Podcast as we look at the valiant knight turned gruesome monster, Gilles de Rais. Please send any comments or suggestions to podcast@medievalarchives.com If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes. Rate the Medieval Archives Podcast now! Listen to the episode now In this episode we discuss: Gilles de Rais childhood Gilles de Rais rise to greatness Gilles de Rais, the occultist and summoner of demons Gilles de Rais as a serial killer And more... Check out our Halloween Podcast page for more great spine-chilling podcasts! Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: http://www.medievalarchives.com/AudioBook Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. iTunes | Stitcher Radio | Download MP3 | RSS Feed The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com

Oct 29 2014

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Rank #19: MAP: Ep 13 – History of St. Valentine’s Day

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A short history of St. Valentine's Day. Who is the real St Valentine? Why is the day linked to love and romance? Which medieval author can we thank for transforming Valentin's Day into a day of love and romance? Find out how it all began and how it relates to the Middle Ages in this episode of the Medieval Archives Podcast. Audio clips from: Shakespeare's Hamlet and Sonnet 18 by David Gilmour You can listen to the episode below. Or download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com Use the icons below to download the .mp3 audio file, subscribe directly to iTunes or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Feb 14 2011

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Rank #20: MAP#69: The Pit and the Pendulum

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Happy Halloween! The Spanish Inquisition, started in 1478 by Ferdinand and Isabella, was used to rid Spain and the Spanish Territories of heretics. The Spanish Inquisition targeted Catholics who strayed from the Catholic teaches and expanded to Jews, Muslims and non-Catholic Christians. Being convicted by an Inquisition tribunal didn't also led to death, but it almost guaranteed torture. Torture to confess your sins, torture to renounce your evil ways or to name other heretics. Today on the Halloween inspired episode we are going to listen to Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum. It's a tale of one man's experience as he is tried, sentenced and tortured for crimes against the cross. Please send any comments, suggestions or topic ideas to podcast@medievalarchives.com If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes. Rate the Medieval Archives Podcast now! Listen to the episode now In this episode we discuss: The Spanish Inqusition Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum http://www.medievalarchives.com/medievalpatron Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: http://www.medievalarchives.com/AudioBook Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. iTunes | Stitcher Radio | Download MP3 | RSS Feed The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com

Oct 27 2015

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