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Travel back in time with me to some of the most fascinating moments in human history. Witness colossal sea battles involving tens of thousands of men, take part in pagan blood rituals in the mysterious forests of Northern Europe and engage in highly orchestrated tribal warfare within Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. All this and more from the comfort of your own living room/bus to work/toilet throne
 
Cerdic is the nephew of a great warrior who died a hero of the Anglo-Saxon country of Deira. Growing up in a quiet village, he dreams of the glories of battle and of one day writing his name into the sagas. He experiences the true horrors of war, however, when his home is attacked, his sister kidnapped, his family betrayed and his uncle's legendary sword stolen. Cerdic is thrown into the struggles that will determine the future of 6th century Britain and must show courageous leadership and o ...
 
A paranormal historical thriller that puts the "evil" in medieval. With the Anglo-Saxon King on his deathbed, rebellion brewing in the north, and the Normans preparing to invade from the south, an ancient evil has awakened that rules the night and plots a conquest of its own. A dark twist on traditional gothic tales woven into actual historical events makes this exquisitely produced audio drama seem horrifyingly real.
 
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In the last decade or so, there’s been a rising tide of history books and articles that are written to meet the people where they are; public histories of the Middle Ages full of life and energy, that hook even more people and bring them into our world. This week, Danièle speaks with a writer who does it better than maybe anyone else in the world t…
 
Can medieval monastic practices, with their emphasis on a healthy soul, mind, and body, inspire us to live fuller lives today? This week, Danièle is the guest as she talks about her new book How to Live Like a Monk: Medieval Wisdom for Modern Life. You can find Danièle's new book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3nrUGHH…
 
If you were suddenly transported back into Northern Europe in the latter part of the Middle Ages, a lot of the people you came across would be sporting something shiny on their clothes or hats. This week, Danièle speaks with Ann Marie Rasmussen about medieval badges, how they were made and used, and who was wearing them. You can support this podcas…
 
The Tudors are a fascinating and turbulent dynasty, but how were they shaped by medieval culture? In this episode, Danièle speaks with Sarah Gristwood about the courtly love traditions that heavily influenced the Tudors. To learn more about Danièle's Medieval Masterclass, please visit http://medievalmasterclass.com/ You can support this podcast on …
 
Traitors were the ones who suffered the most grisly executions in medieval Europe, but treason is in the eye of the beholder, changing over time along with culture, language, and ideas of nation. This week, Danièle speaks with Amanda McVitty about the changing face of treason in medieval England. You can support this podcast on Patreon - go to http…
 
Go to the Chapters tab ^ to view and play each song. 1. Kit - 1:08 2. Norsemen's Dirge - 1:01 3. Under the Flaming Star - 2:12 4. Meeting at Qedesh - 1:05 5. Pharoah's Bane - 1:09 6. Primus Primi - 1:20 7. Durham Cathedral - 1:57 8. Molly's Theme - 3:44 9. Stamford Bridge - 3:39 Composed, performed, and produced by Philip D. Adams © 2021 - Philip D…
 
Go to the Chapters tab ^ to view and play each song. 1. Harold Godwinson - 2:17 2. Drekavek - 2:04 3. Saxon Piper - 1:40 4. Sad Strings - 2:02 5. Fill-iù Oro Hù Ò / O Cò Bheir Mi Leam* - 2:11 6. Roddy in Pursuit - 2:01 7. Saint Andrew's Abbey - 2:01 8. The Black Door - 1:03 9. Clash of Steel - 2:36 Composed, performed, and produced by Philip D. Ada…
 
Go to the Chapters tab ^ to view and play each song. 1. The Summoned - 1:36 2. Young Edwyn - 1:14 3. I Am Dead - 3:25 4. Lovely Elga - 2:47 5. Deira's Theme - 1:51 6. The Thegn of Hamsterly - 1:13 7. Darkness - 1:42 8. Fight Or Flight - 2:27 Composed, performed, and produced by Philip D. Adams © 2021 - Philip D. Adams - All rights reserved…
 
While awaiting an invasion from Normandy to the south, Harold learns that Tostig, along with the norse king Harald Hardrada, has invaded England from the north. Music by Philip D. Adams The voices of Molly and Elga are performed by Kirsty Halliday. READ THE NOVEL! Available on Amazon in paperback or for your Kindle app.…
 
The latest medieval movie has just dropped into theatres, and that means that Danièle was first in line with Peter Konieczny to bring you the goods. This week, they discuss Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel, starring Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Adam Driver. You can support The Medieval Podcast on Patreon - go to www.patreon.com/medievalist…
 
Trial by combat has captured people’s imaginations for centuries, which is exactly why it’s the focus Hollywood’s latest medieval film: The Last Duel. This week, Danièle speaks with Eric Jager, author of the non-fiction book that inspired the film. You can support this podcast and Medievalists.net on Patreon - check it out at https://www.patreon.co…
 
Want to party like it's 1399? This week, Peter Konieczny joins Danièle to walk back through the centuries to the medieval world of parties, from crashing a celebration in early medieval Baghdad to trying to impress your dining partner in late medieval England. You can support this podcast on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists…
 
One of the things that’s unfortunately true about the Middle Ages is that there was a mistrust of difference, especially when it came to religion. But what caused a lot of anxiety, mistrust, and tension wasn’t always the differences: it was the similarities. This week, Danièle speaks with Adrienne Williams Boyarin about the ways in which Christians…
 
Tight hose caused the Black Death, licking a bear into existence, and the Ordeal of Water. In this episode, Danièle tells us about some of the stranger ideas that came up in the Middle Ages. To sign up for Danièle's masterclass, go to https://medievalmasterclass.thinkific.com/ You can listen to the first episode of Bow and Blade at https://www.medi…
 
The roots of some important English traditions and political institutions began in one of those historical pockets of huge change but scarce written material in the centuries after the Romans left and the Normans arrived, making it challenging to find answers. Enter Dr. Marc Morris. You can support this podcast through Patreon - go to https://www.p…
 
Imagine yourself going on a one-way trip to medieval England. What items would you bring back with you? In this episode of The Medieval Podcast, Danièle prepares to go to the 14th century and has a list of modern things she would take back into the Middle Ages. You can support The Medieval Podcast on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medieval…
 
One of the world’s most well-known and beloved medieval saints is, of course, St. Francis, a man who faced many tribulations in the form of physical illness and disability. This week, Danièle speaks with Donna Trembinski about what we can learn about the person behind the saint by studying how his physical life affected his spiritual life. You can …
 
The demonic Kato Sakros, who is nearly as old as civilization itself, learns that his book, which he has been seeking for centuries, is now at the abbey. Along with Tostig and a contingent of soldiers, Sakros raids the abbey where Molly has taken refuge. Music by Philip D. Adams The voice of Molly is performed by Kirsty Halliday.…
 
One of the things medieval and modern people definitely have in common is an interest in preventing unwanted pregnancies. This week, Danièle speaks with Eleanor Janega to get all the details on medieval contraception. You can support this podcast and Medievalists.net on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists…
 
Among the most popular folk heroes of the Middle Ages is one who hails not from a traditional kingdom, but from the animal kingdom. This week, Danièle speaks with Anne Louise Avery about the charming, troubling, and evergreen trickster, Reynard the Fox. You can support this podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/medievalists…
 
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