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From long-lost Viking ships to kings buried in unexpected places; from murders and power politics, to myths, religion, the lives of ordinary people: Gone Medieval is History Hit’s podcast dedicated to the middle ages, in Europe and far beyond.

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From long-lost Viking ships to kings buried in unexpected places; from murders and power politics, to myths, religion, the lives of ordinary people: Gone Medieval is History Hit’s podcast dedicated to the middle ages, in Europe and far beyond.

    The Burgundians: Battles, Murders and Forgotten Treasure

    The Burgundians: Battles, Murders and Forgotten Treasure

    Battles, murders, and forgotten treasures - the Burgundians lived life like an episode of Game of Thrones. Once one of the most powerful kingdoms in Western Europe, they are now known as a vanished empire. This week Matt is joined by historian and author Bart van Loos to discuss who exactly were the Burgundians, their contribution to history and culture, and together they examine how a kingdom once the epicentre of trade and art, could fall through the gaps of our knowledge.


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    • 42 min
    Ibn Fadlan: The Real 13th Warrior

    Ibn Fadlan: The Real 13th Warrior

    Ibn Fadlan might be familiar to many based on modern-day renditions from films such as The 13th Warrior. Ibn Traveled from Bagdad to Russia, journaling his encounters and cultural observations. Amazingly his manuscripts were preserved, but what do we know about him? In this episode, Cat is joined by historian Tonicha Upham who specialises in Arab Sources. Tonicha delves into the life, text, and impact of Ibn Fadlan's. From translations, the Soviet Union, and even Nazi-occupied Norway. How has Ibn's legacy been kept alive?
     
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    • 44 min
    How To Live Like A Monk

    How To Live Like A Monk

    Monks. We know that they dedicated their lives to serving God, but what did it mean to be a Monk? In today's, episode Matt is joined by the Five-Minute Medievalist, Danièle Cybulskie. Author, historian, and Podcaster (to name a few), Danièle is well known to many Medieval history enthusiasts. We explore the lives of Monks, from mindfulness to identity and purpose. What can we learn from the Monks, to be happier in today's world?


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    • 35 min
    Who Decides What Is Treasure?

    Who Decides What Is Treasure?

    Discoveries are becoming quite common in today's society, from the Crusader's Sword Lost at Sea to the small gold bible recently discovered by a metal detectorist which we recently covered on Gone Medieval. Many of these finds are categorised as treasures and therefore belong to the Crown. But what makes an object treasure, and what are the processes behind it? In today's episode, Cat travels to The British Museum. Joined by Professor Michael Lewis, head of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and Treasure at The British Museum. Learning more about the PAS and the work involved, we explore the Medieval objects and their importance to our understanding of the past.
     
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    Changing Horizons In The Middle Ages

    Changing Horizons In The Middle Ages

    The Medieval periods' impact on the world and how we see it today is often overlooked. From culture, society, and technology, the horizons of England are ever-changing, but how did the medieval period contribute to these advancements? In this episode, Matt is joined by one of the most prolific voices in Medieval history, Ian Mortimer. From the element of speed, war, and even self-reflection. Ian takes us through the extraordinary shift of horizons.
     
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    Sutton Hoo: Viking Mounds & Burial Grounds

    Sutton Hoo: Viking Mounds & Burial Grounds

    Centuries ago, an Anglo-Saxon noble was buried within a 90-foot ship in a mound at Sutton Hoo. It serves as the richest burial ever found in northern Europe to date. Discovered in 1939, not much survived of the original ship. However, an imprint of the ship remains on the earth. In this episode, Cat is joined on the ground by archaeologist and writer Martin Carver. Martin, Director of the Sutton Hoo Research Project, shares his knowledge of the infamous mounds and the ongoing reconstruction of The Great Ship Burial.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

joanne_the_mad ,

Greta stuff

Love the variety of topics. The 100 years war episode was excellent and The White Ship was such a great approach to a period of history. Always learning on this pod. Matt’s passion for Richard III is great. He makes a lot of sense out of old stories.

Sptyzen requiem30809 ,

Great podcast

Great podcast keep it up really like the one’s about Vikings
Thanks

Knick Nhayme ,

Get on this ASAP!!

Happened across this over the weekend off the back of Dan Snow's History Hit & went through all the episodes in one sitting. Fascinating topics, superbly presented by the team - to be honest anything linked to History Hit is going to be top notch. If you haven't already done so, get on board.

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