Love conquers all. Even the Donation of Constantine.
The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England By Marc Morris Pegasus Books, 2013 ISBN: 978-1-60598-451-3 Publisher’s Description: An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom.An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the […]
Graphic novels that focus on the medieval period are getting more and more popular – and works like Templar are a good reason why. Set during the downfall of the Templar Order in 1307, it is a historical adventure story that combines action, humour and romance with some royal politics and a mysterious treasure.
BOOK REVIEW: Death Before Compline Bagwyn Books (2012) Sharan Newman This short book, DEATH BEFORE COMPLINE is a great collection of murder-mystery stories by Sharan Newman. It features the adventures of Sharan’s popular and much loved heroine, Catherine LeVendeur, a crime solving woman living in twelfth century France. The stories are chronologically ordered, starting from […]
From the Brink of the Apocalypse: Confronting Famine, War, Plague, and Death in the Later Middle Ages
Rich characters, misery, betrayal, sex and a dose of brutal Viking violence, mixed together for an easy, enjoyable read! Author Jayden Woods releases her next offering in the “Sons of Mercia” trilogy, “Volume 2: Godric the Kingslayer” This story picks up on the life of Eadric Streona’s son, Godric. It’s hard being the son of the most reviled man […]
Erotic Tales of Medieval Germany Translated by Albrecht Classen Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies: Texts for Teaching, Volume 3 Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2007 ISBN: 978-0-86698-374-7 Synopsis: Just as late-medieval Italian literature has its Decameron and late-medieval English literature has its Canterbury Tales, late-medieval German literature, though less familiar, also has […]
A Who’s Who of Your Ancestral Saints By Alan J. Koman Genealogical Publishing Company, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-8063-1824-0 Publisher’s Synopsis: For anyone interested in his or her own genealogical links to medieval Europe and early Christianity, this book offers an extraordinary opportunity. For the first time, the lives of 275 early European saints are retold and […]
The Medieval World: An Illustrated Atlas Edited by John M. Thompson National Geographic, 2010 ISBN: 978-1426205330 Publisher’s Description: Sumptuously illustrating the vivid parade of a thousand years of history, this comprehensive historical atlas concentrates on the Mediterranean world but also shows what happened across the globe between A.D. 400 and 1500 —from the fall of […]
Anonymus and Master Roger Central European Medieval Texts Series, Volume 5 Budapest, 2010 ISBN: 978-963-9776-95-1 Anonymus, notary of King Béla – The Deeds of the Hungarians Edited and translated and annotated by Martyn Rady and László Veszprémy Master Roger’s Epistle to the Sorrowful Lament upon the Destruction of the Kingdom of Hungary by the Tatars […]
The Battle of Wakefield Revisited: A Fresh Perspective on Richard of York’s Final Battle, December 1460 By Helen Cox YPD Books, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-9565768-0-4 On 30th December 1460, a battle took place which changed the course of English history. Richard, Duke of York, had recently been named heir-apparent to King Henry VI by the Act […]
Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades 1000 – 1300 By John France UCL Press, 1999 Review by Dana Cushing University of Toronto A survey of military equipment, tactics and engagements employed under the Western European sphere of influences during the period 1000 to 1300, it is my opinion that John France’s book provides […]