Episode 88 - Medieval ghosts, ghouls and hauntings
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This week expect winter chills as we’re joined by senior properties historian Dr Michael Carter to delve into stories of ghosts, ghouls and hauntings at our sites. Join us as we learn about the monks who loved a spooky story, medieval beliefs about death and the afterlife, remarkable revenants and the impact of the Reformation on people’s beliefs in ghosts.
To discover some more spooky stories connected to English Heritage sites, go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/halloween/spooky-stories
Square Mile of Murder
Square Mile of Murder
Taylor McDaniel & Kat Lawson
49: UWantMe2KillHim?
The phrases “stranger than fiction” and “you couldn’t make it up” are frequently attached to a whole plethora of true crime cases, every documentary, book and podcast evenly remotely related to true crime has utter those phrases. But we think we have found one of the greatest “stranger than fiction, you couldn’t make it up” cases. One evening in late June 2003, 16-year-old Mark lured his friend, 14-year-old John, into an alley in an area known as Goose Green, which is in Altrincham, an affluent suburb of Manchester. Moments later, Mark took out a knife, told John he loved him, and then stabbed him in his chest and stomach. About 20 minutes after the attack, Mark pulled the knife from John’s body. As his friend bled onto the street, Mark dialled 999 and told the dispatcher that a man had stabbed his friend and then fled. How did John and Mark end up here?   FURTHER READING: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2004/may/29/crime.uknews (Bizarre tale of boy who used internet to plot his own murder) https://www.grunge.com/300405/the-truth-about-the-first-person-in-uk-history-to-be-charged-with-their-own-attempted-murder/ (THE TRUTH ABOUT THE FIRST PERSON IN UK HISTORY TO BE CHARGED WITH THEIR OWN ATTEMPTED MURDER) https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2005/02/bachrach200502 (“U WANT ME 2 KILL HIM?” - Vanity Fair) https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/70243568 (U Want Me 2 Kill Him - Netflix) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licence_to_kill_(concept) (Licence to Kill) https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/internet-murder-boys-told-never-1110248 (Internet 'murder' boys told: Never see each other again) ----------------------------------------------- https://pod.link/1499149474 (Like the show? Give us a rating and review!) Join our Patreon: https://patreon.com/squaremileofmurder (Patreon) Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/pg/squaremilepod/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/squaremileofmurder/ (Instagram) https://squaremileofmurder.com/ (Squaremileofmurder.com) https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/square-mile-of-murder (Square Mile of Murder Merch) Support this podcast
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Medieval Archives
Medieval Archives
Medieval Archives
MAP 84: The Medieval Knight with Christopher Gravett
Click here to download the episode When people think of the Middle Ages one of the first images that pops into their head is a knight in shining armor. Knights are synonymous with the Middle Ages. Slaying dragons, saving damsels in distress, but beyond the fairy tales are the real life knights. Men who sacrificed and endlessly trained to earn the title of Knight. On this episode of the Medieval Archives podcast I'm joined by historian and author Christopher Gravett to discuss The Medieval Knight. Chris is a former curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and an expert in the field of medieval arms, armor and warfare. He also worked with numerous TV series and movies as a historical advisor including The Conquerors, Braveheart and Ivanhoe. Chris even advised Terry Jones, best known as part of Monty Python, for his books. Chris has some fascinating 'behind-the-scenes' stories. Chris's new book The Medieval Knight covers the evolution of the knight over 300 years, from the early Norman Knights of William the Conqueror to the gradual decline in the 15th century. We discuss a variety of topics including how knights trained, how armor evolved over the years and tournaments. Did you know a king and a prince were killed while jousting in a tournament! Listen in to find out. You can read my review of The Medieval Knight here. It is a fantastic book! Grab a copy today and enjoy the well researched history and the amazing pictures that help visualize the weapons and armor. You can buy The Medieval Knight through the links below: Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WwJ3Ri (affiliate link)Osprey Books website: https://ospreypublishing.com/the-medieval-knight
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