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Join Carl, Piers and Andy, as they take take a conversational ramble through military history. Each episode will see the crew, and sometimes a guest , discuss a campaign, battle, period or operation through a huge array of periods, though we do like to talk about the Second World War especially, (And ancient Rome when Andy gets his way). The show follows a broad conversation on the topic, followed by a general discussion of modelling and gaming the period, and how to bring the subject to lif ...
 
DarkAge is a mature, fantasy fiction, podcast novel where Sword and Sorcery meets Medieval Fantasy. A group of friends playing a fantasy role-playing game, DarkAge, become trapped inside the game as their characters. Many of their past gaming decisions will come back to haunt them. They must battle wizards, demons, knights, giants, and the undead but find their most deadly foe is each other. Will our heroes find their way back home? Will they want to go back home? Come hangout at The Busted ...
 
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The Viking Age​ VIKINGS! The scourge of the early middle ages. Vikings raided England, Ireland and Europe with a ferocity never seen before. On this episode we’re going to look at a few Vikings that you may not have heard of, or know much about. One of them should be taught in every school in America and Europe. They are portrayed as blood thirsty …
 
John II: King of France 1350-1364 King John II of France, called The Good. John ruled during a tumultuous time, the Plague was in full force killing large parts of France’s population, the Hundred Years’ War was raging and France was in financial trouble. With all that going on how did John get dubbed, The Good? We’ll take a look at his rise to the…
 
Fight For Profit Soldiers in the Middle Ages fought for King and Country. But what did they do when the wars ended? Not all soldiers retired back to a life of farming or trade. Some men wanted to continue fighting and they fought for profit Medieval Mercenaries rose to prominence in the 13th and 14th centuries. The Mercenary Companies were made up …
 
We hit a milestone this month for the Medieval Archives Podcast. Ten years of podcasting! Unfortunately the podcast hit an unexpected and lengthy hiatus. But we are coming back this summer! Along with the 10 year anniversary is a fresh new website. And we're removing all the ads from the website as well! The new website and renewed podcast will rem…
 
In this episode, Piers and Andy interview Carl and Joe Veltre and the latest release from Gods Eye Games, Contact Front. The guys discuss this new modern ruleset looking at contemporary warfare and Piers uses the word cool... a bit! So grab a drink, your paint brush and sit back and enjoy listening to, A Few Brits and the Hobby!…
 
After a bit of a break, the team returns to discuss something a little different. Recently Piers took a trip to Normandy to see the historic battlefields of D-Day and the following days. The team chat about what is worth visiting and the importance and benefits of visiting both Normandy and other historic battlefields. So grab a drink, your paint b…
 
The boys are back in town and have finally found some time away from life to record an episode. This time they discuss what they have been up to within the hobby and a little bit of hobby news. Much more to come from the team they rediscover their podcasting mojo and start a new wave of new content. So grab a cup of tea, get those paints ready and …
 
In this episode, the fourth in the Comms Relay series, the team catch up on what they have been doing with Battlegroup since the last episode. The team also talk about new Battlegroup titles on the horizon including Battlegroup in the Pacific and Battlegroup Northag. So grab a cup of tea and sit back and enjoy listening to A Few Brits and The Hobby…
 
This is Part 5 of Episode 0: An epilogue discussion covering a somewhat tangential topic, i.e. the Einstein versus Bohr debate, which redefined the character of Science, in a very destructive way. Here we examine what that War in Fundamental Physics was all about. Credits for Soundtrack: - Cypher by Wayne Jones - Impact Moderato by Kevin MacLeod is…
 
This is Part 4 of Episode 0: With the historical narrative of science corrected, in the previous parts, we now examine the claim that science contradicts God, and find that this claim is a symptom of Western cultural history, not science itself. Credits for Soundtrack: - Cypher by Wayne Jones - Impact Moderato by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a C…
 
This is Part 3 of Episode 0: We see how and why Modern Science was born in Muslims lands, specifically for studying God's Universe. It is, therefore, an Islamic tool. As Muslims fell into our Dark Age, Modern Science transitioned to Europe, and that is where the conflict between Science and God started, due to Western Cultural intricacies. Credits …
 
We Muslims have been living in an Islamic Dark Age for 500 years now... This opener provides a thesis, for our first series of episodes (0.0 to 0.4.) We present a researched argument on what the first step needs to be, for Muslims to begin to get themselves out of this Dark Age. Welcome to Dangerous Saracen Magic~! Credits for Soundtrack: -Cypher b…
 
In this episode, the third in the Comms Relay series, the team tare joined by none other than Battlegroup author, Warwick Kinrade. The team ask some probing questions about new Battlegroup titles on the horizon including Battlegroup Spring Awakening, Battlegroup in the Pacific and Battlegroup Northag. So grab a cup of tea and sit back and enjoy lis…
 
In this episode, the team discuss their latest progress working up towards the Colours wargaming show in Newbury on the 15th of September, 2018. Then moving onto the highlight of the show, they interview the team from Spectre and discuss the ethos and concept behind the very popular game Spectre as well as discuss the vast figure range of Spectre M…
 
This is the first episode in a new monthly feature where the team look specifically at Battlegroup. Each month the team will be bringing you the latest Battlegroup news and look at an aspect of Battlegroup from game mechanics to army lists and other ways to use the rules. So grab a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy this new monthly feature.…
 
In today's lesson we are joined by author Wayne Bartlett to discuss Richard the Lionheart! Wayne's new book Richard the Lionheart: The Crusader King of England is available through Amberley Publishing. It's an excellent biography and the first biography of Richard the Lionheart in over 40 years! Wayne and I discuss Richard's upbringing, the Crusade…
 
In this week's episode Andy, Piers and Carl are joined by the StuG for a brief look at the battle of Leros in 1943. The team go through some of the details of the four day battle and explain why they choose this particular engagement for their Salute demo game this year. They also discuss how the project is going so far and whether or not they will…
 
In this week's episode the gang get together to talk about the latest Battlegroup book, Battlegroup Torch. Piers gives the team some inside information about its contents which is not to be missed and answers questions from listeners. So grab a cup of tea and enjoy listening to the latest episode of A Few Brits and The Hobby.…
 
Today's lesson features a talk with historian and author Stephen Spinks. Stephen's new book Edward II The Man: A Doomed Inheritance was recently published by Amberley Publishing. Edward II The Man is an in-depth biography of an often overlooked medieval king. Stephen and I talk about his work with the National Trust, his writing and his new book. I…
 
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 Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red De…
 
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 at thelegendary10seconds.co.uk Ian and his band …
 
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 are some of the most destructive…
 
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 Battle on the Ice. On a…
 
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 about a carpenter, Jo…
 
Jack Cade's RebellionThe 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 Henry VI a list of grievances called 'T…
 
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 age of just 31. This bo…
 
The Children's Crusade 1212In 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 group of children and free the Holy Lan…
 
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 consi…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 main cause of the war was the rightful…
 
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 Tale is about three young me…
 
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