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MAP#77 – The Masque of the Red Death

10/30/2017
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! The Great Plague or Black Death ravaged Europe in the 14th century, killing around 200 million people. No one was immune to the Plague! But as we’ll find out in today’s episode one man thought his wealth could keep him safe. Today on the Halloween inspired episode we are going to listen to... The post MAP#77 – The Masque of the Red Death appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:20:21


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

8/30/2017
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We have a special episode today of medieval inspired music! Ian Churchward and his band The Legendary 10 Seconds write music about Richard III and the Wars of the Roses. Today we are showcasing one of their albums Tant le Desiree, the second album in the Richard III saga. You can find all their music... The post MAP#76 – Music inspired by Richard III and the Wars of the Roses appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 01:02:02


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

4/20/2017
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Ever wonder how medieval people dealt with natural disasters? No Red Cross or FEMA to come in and help clean up. Earthquakes and Tsunamis are some of the most destructive forces in nature. It’s estimated there are over 500,000 earthquakes each year and over 100,000 of them can be felt. Earthquakes in the Middle Ages... The post MAP#75: Natural Disasters: Earthquakes that rocked the Middle Ages appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:19:28


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

3/27/2017
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In 1242 the Teutonic Knights were conquering lands to the east into Novgorod. Pope Gregory IX blessed the Knights in their Crusade to rid Novgorod of the orthodox pagans. Alexander Nevsky and his army had other plans. They intended to defend their country from all invaders. The conflict ended with a fierce battle, called the... The post MAP#74: Northern Crusades: Teutonic Knights, Alexander Nevsky and the Battle on the Ice appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:17:45


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

3/13/2017
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The Canterbury Tales is a collection of 24 stories written Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387–1400. The tales are presented as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from London to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The Miller’s Tale is... The post MAP#73: The Canterbury Tales: The Miller’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:58:20


MAP#72: Jack Cade’s Rebellion: A Prelude to the Wars of the Roses

12/5/2016
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Jack Cade’s Rebellion The summer of 1450 was full of unrest in England. A failing war in France, political corruption and out of control crime left the citizens of England on edge. One man, Jack Cade, gathered together a band of followers from all classes of life and marched on London. The group presented King... The post MAP#72: Jack Cade’s Rebellion: A Prelude to the Wars of the Roses appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:14:18


MAP Bonus: Top Five Borgia Myths and Book Giveaway

11/18/2016
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Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell MadeGlobal’s History in a Nutshell Series aims to give readers a good grounding in a historical topic in a concise, easily digestible and accessible way. Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell outlines the life of one of history’s most controversial figures from his birth through to his murder in 1507 at... The post MAP Bonus: Top Five Borgia Myths and Book Giveaway appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:11:00


MAP#71: The Children’s Crusade 1212

9/6/2016
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The Children’s Crusade 1212 In the summer of 1212 a French boy and a German boy had separate visions of freeing the Holy Land from the Muslims. Their quests included over 20,000 medieval children and is known as the Children’s Crusade. Stephan of Cloyes, a French shepard boy, claimed Jesus told him to gather a... The post MAP#71: The Children’s Crusade 1212 appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:15:58


MAP#70 – Medieval Christmas II

12/21/2015
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Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from the Medieval Archives! No intro, no talking just Christmas music inspired by the Middle Ages! Have a safe holiday season and thank you for supporting 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... The post MAP#70 – Medieval Christmas II appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:51:07


MAP#69: The Pit and the Pendulum

10/26/2015
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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... The post MAP#69: The Pit and the Pendulum appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:50:29


MAP#68: Combat of the Thirty

10/13/2015
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During the first phase of the Hundred Years War a smaller war broke out in France, the Breton War of Succession. Wars of Succession always start the same way, a Noblemen dies without and heir. In this case it was he Duke of Brittany, John the Good, who died childless in 1341. Two men stepped... The post MAP#68: Combat of the Thirty appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:17:25


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

7/6/2015
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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... The post MAP#67: Warrior Princess: Female warriors of the Middle Ages appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:25:22


MAP#66: The Battle of Sluys (1340)

6/22/2015
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The Battle of Sluys was the first major battle of the Hundred Years’ War. There were a few battles before it but nothing that compared to the size and ramifications of Sluys. The Hundred Years’ War was a series of wars between England’s Plantagenet Dynasty and France’s House of Valois and lasted 116 years! The... The post MAP#66: The Battle of Sluys (1340) appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:15:38


MAP#65: The Pardoner’s Tale (Canterbury Tales)

5/24/2015
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Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales toward the end of the 14th century. The tales are a story telling contest by a group of pilgrims traveling to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. Today we are going to listen to The Pardoner’s Tale, a tale of greed, treachery and betrayal. The Pardoner’s... The post MAP#65: The Pardoner’s Tale (Canterbury Tales) appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:46:18


MAP#64: Terry Brooks and The Shannara Chronicles

3/22/2015
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While browsing a B. Dalton bookstore in 1987 I happened upon a book with a glowing sword on the cover. The description talked of Skull Bearers, trolls, dwarfs, elves and a powerful Sword of Shannara. I was sold! That summer I read the entire Original Shannara trilogy by Terry Brooks. Over the years I would... The post MAP#64: Terry Brooks and The Shannara Chronicles appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:44:37


MAP#63: Marc Morris, King John and the Road to Magna Carta

3/16/2015
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This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The medieval King responsible for the document is King John of England. He didn’t create it, but it was his turbulent reign that caused the Barons to create the document. King John put his seal on it in June 1215 and then refused to abide... The post MAP#63: Marc Morris, King John and the Road to Magna Carta appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:48:07


MAP#62: Kristie Dean and The World of Richard III

3/9/2015
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We are two weeks away from the beginning of the Richard III re-interment ceremonies. Leicester will be packed with dignitaries, tourist and medievalists to witness the final procession of Richard from Leiscester to Bosworth and back. On the last episode we talked to David Monteith, the Dean of Leicester Cathedral about the Cathedral and the... The post MAP#62: Kristie Dean and The World of Richard III appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:25:20


MAP#61: David Monteith Dean of Leicester Cathedral and King Richard III

2/23/2015
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Three years ago archaeologists began a dig to discover the lost remains of King Richard III. Unbelievably they found his remains the very first day! It took over a week of careful excavation to uncover and exhume his bones. The bones were sent to the University of Leicester for analysis. After months of testing and... The post MAP#61: David Monteith Dean of Leicester Cathedral and King Richard III appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:34:49


The Vikings Podcast #301: Mercenary

2/23/2015
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Season 3 Premiere! What’s in store for Ragnar and company this year? A trip to Wessex, raids, glory? All that and more! Find out on another great episode of Vikings. On this episode of The Vikings Podcast we’ll review and recap the Season 3 premiere episode, Mercenary. Then we’ll look at the history presented in... The post The Vikings Podcast #301: Mercenary appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:27:52


MAP#60: Council of Constance: Heretics, Schism and the Teutonic Knights

11/26/2014
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Six hundred years ago Anti-Pope John XXIII called the Council of Constance. It was an ecumenical council recognized by the Roman Catholic Church and began in November 1414. The main purpose of the Council was to end the Western Schism. In 1414 three Popes ruled the Catholic Church, Anti-Popes John XXIII and Benedict XIII and... The post MAP#60: Council of Constance: Heretics, Schism and the Teutonic Knights appeared first on Medieval Archives.

Duration: 00:28:46

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