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Secrets of the Viking Sword

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I recently came across the Secrets of the Viking Sword documentary streaming on Netflix. The documentary is very interesting as it details how the famous Ulfberht sword was forged during that period. Unlike any sword of its day, the Ulfberht viking sword was far superior to its counterparts in how it was… Read More »Secrets of the Viking Sword

World Without End Mini-Series

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As a follow-up to the mini-series Pillars of the Earth, based on the novel by Ken Follett, they are making another mini-series based on the sequel World Without End. It is somewhat of a unique sequel in that the novel was written nearly twenty years after the Pillars of the Earth,… Read More »World Without End Mini-Series

Robin Hood Movie 2010

I finally got around to seeing the new Robin Hood movie with Russell Crowe, directed by Ridley Scott. I thought it was somewhat entertaining, nothing mind-blowing by any means. It doesn’t come close to competing with some of Scott’s other films, especially Gladiator. The battle scenes have the same feel… Read More »Robin Hood Movie 2010

Robin Hood The Movie

The first photo has been released for the new Robin Hood movie starring Russell Crowe and directed by Ridley Scott. The release date is set for May 14, 2010. The film includes the following actors: Mark Strong (Endgame, Body of Lies) Cate Blanchett Scott Grimes (E.R., Band of Brothers) Kevin… Read More »Robin Hood The Movie

Christian Bale as Robin Hood

The movie that sparked my interest in the medieval period was Robin Hood Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner. Ever since, I have been enamored with anything and everything dealing with the Middle Ages: movies, historical fiction novels, non-fiction books, television documentaries. The next in line: Nottingham, directed by Ridley… Read More »Christian Bale as Robin Hood