Friday, September 7, 2012

Today marks the anniversary of the death of Jean de Grailly, the Captal de Buch, famous hero knight of Gascony in service to King Edward III of England. There is much to be said of this man, cousin to Gaston Phoebus, Count of Foix, especial
ly of his military success. He led a successful Anglo Gascon cavalry charge at Poitiers and with his cousin Gaston Pheobus defeated a force of 9000 rebels with only 140 men at Meaux to protect the ladies of the town from marauding Jacques. He died a captive of the French king who refused to ransom his release because of his skill as a warrior and commander. It is believed he died in a coma brought on from depression and starvation.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Back from Pilgramage

Here we are folks, 2012! I'm feeling great. It has been a while now since my last blog, almost a year in fact and I am here with good news. The next episode of ATM is preparing for recording and will be in your ears in the next few days! In anticipation of this yearly event you might like to check out some of my websites:

All Things Medieval Facebook Page

The Sir Justyn Facebook Page

The new Sir Justyn Website

This is the best way to keep up to date with all my goings on and of course this blog is as well. The forums are no more thanks to an Ottoman like invasion of their expanses from the dreaded spammers.

I am also aware that some of the older episodes are no longer working for some weird reason and I am trying to find out why and reestablish their links. So thanks all for sticking around and keeping the home fires burning for me. By the Saints, it feels good to be back!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

All Things Medieval Podcast Episode 12 2010.

Excuses, excuses...

Get in touch with me here at ATM on the forums at or by email at and tell me what has been happening in your medieval world. Tell me you like the podcast. Tell how to improve it. Tell me what you want on the podcast. Tell me what you need to tell me.

Heralds Call News

Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell. Check out the authors website at

13 Paces Without a Head, the story of a peculiarly German hero, the egalitarian pirate Klaus Stšrtebeker and is in production as a feature film.

1200 Manuscripts Online.


Last episode for those who can either cast their minds far enough back or those who perhaps are still expecting it will recall that this episode was intended to be a Part 2 to medieval food and dining.

The Market Place

Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell
Medieval Intrigue by Ian Mortimer
The Demons Parchment by Jeri Westerson


Fletching Medieval Arrows
The Pole Axe
Pillars of the Earth

Right Click here to Download an MP3 of ATM#12

Click on play to stream the Episode

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

To the fans and friends of the whole Sir Justyn, ATM, EdC teams, Happy New Year.

2010 was huge but 2011 will be even bigger and I have some exciting plans and work coming up this year. It is not just my intention, loyal readers and listeners, but my duty to include you all in the news and goings on unlike the year just past.

So lift your cups, goblets, tankards and jugs and here is to the passing of another year and the challenges of a new one! Wassail!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Medieval Computer Skills

I'm not the greatest computery person. No really, I'm not. I might not be the worst, actually I know I'm not the worst and certainly have some very basic and rudimentary skills; I did create my own web site from the ground up for example and sometimes even managed a podcast or two back in the day. The whole blog thing however, I missed the induction day for that one. Good news is though, I know where my short comings are (the evident ones at least!) and I'm fixing them. I intend of blogging a whole lot more now that I understand the purpose of it a bit more. There is other good news.

The All Things Medieval podcast is coming back.

The next episode is scheduled for January 2011 and every month there after as a minimum. I have sorted some things out in regards to making the job easier and will be again committing time to the show. It's been a long time but I am really looking forward to making a grand come back. I hope you'll join me. To accompany the return of the show I'll be setting up a few other things to go along with it, primarily networking stuff and either a new set of forums or at least a mended old forum after it's many woundings from hordes of spammers.

I look forward to a new year with you all and as always welcome suggestions, comments and greetings. Chat with you again soon!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Abbey Medieval Festival has been and gone for 2010 and now I can get onto other things including podcasting! If you have never been to this event and you live in Australia and have a love of the Middle Ages, you really need to get yourself to this event. It is the biggest and best event of it's kind in Australia regardless what you hear from other lesser shows. Of course Sir Justyn was present with his falconers, hounds, knights, archers, gonners, squires and ladies and will be again next year.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Anyone Still Waiting?

If you are still waiting and by the saints you have the patience of Mother Teresa if you are, there will be more podcasts forthcoming. I have not madce the podcast a priority for the last 12 months or more but I am keen to get back into recording and soon! In the meantime here is a pic of Dr Ian Mortimer and I in Cornwall at a presentation and lecture hosted by Katrina Wood from Kats Hats. Dr Mortimer is the author of The Perfect King and The Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England among other titles.