What is Your Favourite Scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail?

Favourite Scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, here are some of the best scenes from the film. Vote for the one that is your favourite!

The Quickener – A Medieval Tale

Whisperer Stare - The Quickener - A Medieval Tale

The year is 1348. Medieval England has just been struck by a terrifying plague. The fate of a young sculptor and his wife will be decided today. With a brutal moneylender breathing down their necks and The Black Death wrecking havoc will they be able to escape doom?

Do You Remember Braveheart?

braveheart quiz

Were you paying attention when you saw this Scottish adventure from 1995?

What Character From The Princess Bride Are You?

princess bride

Are you a prince, pirate, princess, or peasant?

New Movie: Outcast


Being released today in theatres in North America, as well as on Video-on-Demand, Outcast is set in medieval China and stars Nicholas Cage and Hayden Christensen.

Medieval Films: Come Back Home

come back home

If you are looking to watch a new medieval movie, Come Back Home, which was released today on Youtube, is well worth a look. The 15-minute short film tells the story of a family having to deal with going to war in fourteenth-century Scotland.

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit Battle of Five armies movie review

That was one long battle scene – however, The Hobbit trilogy ends with a relatively good movie.

The Viking (1928): ‘Where Norse maids wear rather short skirts and cute winged metal helmets’

viking 1928

For its corny helmet and scantily clad damsels in distress with matching horns or wings, it asks the right question humanity has been asking from the beginning.

Movie Review: Dracula Untold

movie review dracule untold

‘Sometimes the world doesn’t need a hero. It needs a monster.’

MOVIE REVIEW – Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God

Left to Right: Lux, Nim, Ormaline, Dorian and Berek.

Your Saturday night Medieval Movie – this time, I review Dungeons & Dragons: The Wrath of the Dragon God.

Not Dead Yet: Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the Twenty-first Century


The destruction of film tradition, if not film as a medium, begins in Monty Python and the Holy Grail with the famous mobile credits.

The Princess Bride

Princess Bride

Not quite medieval, but too great not to include, we take a look at the 1987 film The Princess Bride, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright and Mandy Patinkin.

Grainne Uaile: The Movie

Grainne Uaile - the Movie

An up and coming movie about Grace O’ Malley (Grainne Uaile), Ireland’s famous female pirate!

What Braveheart did for Scottish Independence

Braveheart battle scene

Twenty years ago support for Scottish independence was confined to a small minority – but the release of the film Braveheart in the spring of 1995 changed their fortunes.

Dreaming the Middle Ages: American Neomedievalism in A Knight’s Tale and Timeline

A Knight's Tale

This study will offer two Hollywood productions, A Knight’s Tale and Timeline, as visual representations that illustrate the reasons behind what may be called American Neomedievalism.

MOVIE REVIEW: Order of the Holy Grail (Captain Thunder)

Captain Thunder gets the chalice

This is a review of the Spanish medieval film: Captain Thunder or Order of The Holy Grail (El Capitán Trueno y el Santo Grial)

One of the worst movies ever made: The Conqueror (1956)

The Conqueror (1956)

‘Say, you’re beautiful in your wrath.’ – John Wayne as Temujin

Viking Human Sacrifices: Hollywood vs Reality

vikings sacrifice

In his article, ‘Plastic Pagans: Viking Human Sacrifice in Film and Television’, Harry Brown notes a very key difference between how it is being portrayed and how it was in reality.

Medieval Movie Review: The Physician

The Physician movie review

It’s a brilliant film and one well worth your medieval Saturday night in!

Merovingian Movies Mania, Part 3: The Good King Dabogert 1984 or why remakes are never as good as the original


It took 6 hours including breaks when a miffed TS Morangles almost slammed the key-board to complete watching this atrocity.

Which Hero Are You From the Movie The Princess Bride?

princess bride

Do you have the right personality to say ‘Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya! You killed my father! Prepare to die!’

MOVIE REVIEW: Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood - Agnes and Martin

My review of the late medieval movie, Flesh and Blood.

MOVIE REVIEW: Barbarossa – Siege Lord

Barbarossa - Movie Poster

MOVIE REVIEW: Barbarossa – Siege Lord “I order Milan to be raised to the ground. None of its towers will ever be standing. I also order all the Milanese to leave the city before sunset, in all different directions so that no one will be able to call themselves Milanese and the name “milan” will […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Knight’s Tale’

A Knight'sTale movie poster

Staying home on a Sunday night? Looking for a fun medieval movie to watch? Here is my review of ‘A Knight’s Tale’ for your Sunday night selection!

Merovingian Movies Mania, Part 2: The Good King Dagobert

The Good King Dagobert

The synopsis is quite simple: a boy has some homework to complete about the life of the king. He daydreams, transforms his parents as the king and one of his queens …

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