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Why Medieval: Annamaria Kovacs
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Why Medieval: Annamaria Kovacs

I think it all started in grade school back in Hungary when my history teacher first threw his key at the boys who wouldn’t stop talking during his class.Let me explain that.He was an older gentleman, in a country where individualism and any deviation from the official doctrine was at minimum frowned upon and discouraged, and often punished with rather harsh measures.

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Medieval England

Here is the listing of our resources about medieval England (dating from 1066 to 1500) including articles, videos, books and moreFeatures about Medieval EnglandMedieval History Podcasts from the National Archives – listen to ten podcasts about Britain’s medieval historyThe Bayeux Tapestry – articles, books and videos about the most famous embriodery from the Middle AgesThe Clopton Charter at Brock University – read how a 13th century English charter was found in CanadaMedieval England in the NewsMedieval African discovered in EnglandEngland’s 700 year old Coronation Chair to be restoredMedieval Badge with Three Lions Discovered – an omen for England at the World Cup?
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Great Northern Medieval Fayre

In June 2010, Our Site was on hand for the Great Northern Medieval Fayre, which was held near Collingwood, Ontario. This was the first year that this medieval festival was held, and it included performances, re-enactors and jousting.We filmed several interviews at the event, including:Linda Laforge, one of the organizers of the fairShame Adams of Knights of Valour, who were the jousting team performing at the fairSkallagrims, a group of Viking re-enactorsSee also how Sandra of Medievalists.
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Castle for Sale: Castiglione Castle on Capri

The history of this castle on the Italian island of Capri dates back to the Roman period, when the place served as one of the twelve villas built by Emperor Tiberius in the first century A.D. The villa was plundered and ruined by the early Middle Ages, but the strategic location of the site, which has a commanding view of most of the island, soon led to the construction of a medieval castle.
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A Guide to the Domesday Book

A guide to the Domesday Book, one of the most fascinating set of records from the Middle Ages.In the year 1085, King William I who had ruled England for almost twenty years after his victory at the Battle of Hastings, was holding a meeting his officials and the bishops. According to the words of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, ‘the king had great thought, and very deep conversation with his council about this land; how it was occupied, or with which men.
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Linda Laforge on running a medieval fair

The first annual Great Northern Medieval Fayre was held earlier this year near Toronto, Canada. The event was held over a four-day period and drew thousands of visitors. Now that all the work is done, Linda Laforge, one of the co-organizers of the fayre, talks to Our Site about the challenges and rewards of running a medieval event:1.
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What was the Black Death?

The Black Death was a pandemic disease that spread throughout Europe, Asia and northern Africa in the mid-fourteenth century. This bubonic plague had a devastating effect on the population of Eurasia, and fundamentally changed the economic and social conditions of many countries. This section offers a wide range of resources about the Black Death, including videos, articles and books about how the disease, including its causes, spread and effects on medieval society.
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Dutch Castle for Sale

Nijswiller Castle in the Netherlands has been put up for sale by its current owners. After years of neglect, the castle has been thoroughly modernized and renovated.Nijswiller Castle was built by Werner van Bolland, a leading official of John I, Duke of Brabant, who was the ruler of Brabant, Lothier and Limburg during the later 13th century.
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Beagh Castle in Ireland for Sale

Beagh CastleRiver Shannon, Ballysteen,Co. Limerick, IrelandAsking Price: € 299,000Beautiful 13th century Irish Castle located on 17 acres approx with extensive frontage onto the River Shannon. Purchased in 1969 at auction by an Italian Count and his American Wife, this property is now offered for sale on the Open Market for the first time since then.
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Why Medieval? with Kathryn Nitz Westburg

“Rolf stayed up all night preparing for the ceremony whereby he would become a Knight. It was a great honor that Tom would never experience. Tom would go to the castle tomorrow for a feast. When he finally arrived at the castle, he could hardly believe his eyes. He was surrounded by people in fine clothes, musicians played, and large platters of food sat on tables.
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Why Medieval? with Kelly Broderick

Well, I always thought castles and cathedrals were “cool” but what won me over were the Anglo-Saxons. And I’m not really sure why. I read Beowulf in high school and enjoyed it and had an opportunity to take a Beowulf class in college which entailed translating the entire poem out of the original Old English into modern English.
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Why Medieval: Annamaria Kovacs

I think it all started in grade school back in Hungary when my history teacher first threw his key at the boys who wouldn’t stop talking during his class.Let me explain that.He was an older gentleman, in a country where individualism and any deviation from the official doctrine was at minimum frowned upon and discouraged, and often punished with rather harsh measures.
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Why Medieval? Go Medieval!

We here at Our Site are interested in knowing and sharing the stories of how the people who love medieval history – scholars, writers, gamers, fans – first got interested in the Middle Ages. We think there are lot of wonderful stories of how you got hooked on medieval history, medieval literature or the medieval life.
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Why Medieval? with Patricia Bracewell

My transformation into a medievalist was like falling in love with an old friend. I’ve always been a great reader, and in high school I used to curl up with books by Rosemary Sutcliff, Jean Plaidy, and J.R.R. Tolkien although I gave little conscious thought to the history that infused them. For me the books were all about plot.
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Why Medieval? with Robin Wardle

I have to say my first real memory of something that was obviously medieval was when I was 8 and accidentally saw Monty Python’s Holy Grail movie! (I did already know who they were tho) But even before that, when I lived in the middle of no where with no exposure to tv or movies, I still loved stone buildings, knights,… castles and dragons!
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Medieval and Renaissance Studies program at the University of Missouri

The University of Missouri is home to over 30 000 students and hosts 280 degree programs, including medieval and Renaissance Studies at the undergraduate and graduate level. Mizzou, as the university is affectionately known, was founded in the year 1839 in the city of Columbia, and has seen its reputation grow in recent years as a place for students to learn about the medieval past.
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