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 Solensky

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. … 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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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