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Just published – “PAST PERFECT!” – FIVE YEARS OF INTERVIEWS WITH CEU MEDIEVAL RADIO – Edited by long-time members/founders of CEU Medieval Radio

Dear splendid listeners, If you are looking for a distraction from the worries of the times, what better way than to delve into the diverse and sundry aspects of the medieval world, as explained by sundry experts in a friendly and accessible way. Our new book, just published by Trivent, is a collection of 16… Continue reading Just published – “PAST PERFECT!” – FIVE YEARS OF INTERVIEWS WITH CEU MEDIEVAL RADIO – Edited by long-time members/founders of CEU Medieval Radio

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Witches’ costumes resemble those of medieval beer-makers! BURN THEM!!!

With a typical ghastly Halloween fast approaching, undoubtedly many of our noble listeners are contemplating getting plastered in a public house and acting like a ergot-possessed French villager of the 16th century.  Oh sure, when you were a youngster, this was not your wont.  Rather you'd dress up as a witch or a pirate, or… Continue reading Witches’ costumes resemble those of medieval beer-makers! BURN THEM!!!

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9 medieval battles that were even more significant than Agincourt? Say it ain’t so!

My lords!  Duchesses!  Hear ye! Yesterday was the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt where Henry V of England (who had a really stupid haircut) used his ridiculous Lloyd Christmas-hairded longbow men to great effect and defeated a much larger army of French knights who undoubtedly died, one and all, with really stupid haircuts.… Continue reading 9 medieval battles that were even more significant than Agincourt? Say it ain’t so!

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Undressing for Tax Cuts: The Story of Lady Godiva

Have you ever wondered about the story of Lady Godiva, the medieval Anglo-Saxon noble, who rode her horse through a town - sans garments! - to get her husband, the vicious duke, to lower taxes for the citizenry? The vicious duke dared her to do this shameless act in exchange for the lowering of taxes,… Continue reading Undressing for Tax Cuts: The Story of Lady Godiva