Category Archives: Book/Film review

Film review: “Juana la Loca” (aka “The Madness of Love”), reviewed by Ana Areces

Film Review: “Juana La Loca”, aka “The Madness of Love” by Donna Ana de Guzman from the ??? 2002 Seahorse Foreign movies on period subjects theoretically have an advantage in that the producers and directors might have more of an interest … Continue reading

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Film review: “The Thirteenth Warrior”, reviewed by Jarl Valgard

Film Review: ” The Thirteenth Warrior” by Valgard Jarl, Ulfhednar, Stiersman of Tribe Rot Mahne, Bundir to Alfrik Favnesbane from the Sept. 1999 Seahorse Okay, first the petty SCA nitpicking: I hated the armor, as most other SCA people will hate … Continue reading

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Book review: How the Irish Saved Civilization, Thomas Cahill, reviewed by Richard the Poor

Book Review by Richard the Poor of Ely How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe By Thomas Cahill, pub. Nan A. Talese – Doubleday, … Continue reading

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Book review: The Medieval Garden, Sylvia Landsberg, reviewed by Stephen Bloch

Tending your Garden by Stephen Bloch Sylvia Landsberg has a job to die for.  The dust jacket of The Medieval Garden (Thames & Hudson 1996?, ISBN  0-500-01691-7) describes her as “a garden historian and lecturer who has designed several thirteenth- … Continue reading

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Book review: The Realm of Prester John, Robert Silverberg, reviewed by Richard the Poor

Book Review by Master Richard the Poor of Ely The Realm of Prester John Robert Silverberg Doubleday & Company, Garden City  NY Copyright 1972 by the author Of the many legends of the Middle Ages, one of the most intriguing … Continue reading

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Book review: Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies, Mark C. Carnes, ed, reviewed by Richard the Poor

Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies Mark C. Carnes, General Editor Henry Holt and Company, New York Copyright 1995, Agincourt Press Reviewer: Master Richard the Poor of Ely I’m sure that for most of us SCAdians, a favorite form … Continue reading

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