Welcome to the Medieverse! Navigate to an article that catches your interest more easily with this nifty index.
Fantasy Myth Busting Articles
- Why Fantasy Armor is Unrealistic | Leather & Spikes Galore!
- Why Fantasy Swords Belong in Fantasy (not elsewhere)
- Why Fantasy Knights Are Unrealistic: Medieval Facts About Knights
- Dragon History: Medieval Dragons vs. Modern Fantasy Dragons
- Can the Fantasy Wizard Trope Be Realistic?
- Dinosaurs had FEATHERS & Castles were Plastered & PAINTED! (Myths in Hollywood Movies Rant)
- Realism in “Chansons de Geste” – Magic & Myth in the Legends of “Charlemagne” & “Roland the Valiant”
Lists & Glossaries
- List of Medieval Clothing (91 terms!)
- List of Medieval Textiles, Furs & Leather Fabric
- List of 42 Synonyms for Horse | Other Words for Horse
- List of the Best Medieval Movies
- The Best Swords on Amazon | Cheap Functional Swords for Sale
- Medieval Mythbusters: 9 YouTube Channels To Make You Never Look At Medieval Fantasy The Same Way Again
- Best Medieval YouTube Channels, Part 2: More Medieval Mythbusters!
- Heraldry Terms Still Useful in Creative Writing Today
- 22 BEST Medieval SWORD Video Games (if you like Skyrim!)
- 13 Terms used in Mediterranean Galley Warfare
- List of Historical Military Terms (60+ Rare Words)
- List of Medieval Exclamations & Archaic Interjections! Te Deum! (Updated 2020)
- List of Archaic & Medieval Adverbs
- Fauld vs. Tonlet | Medieval Armor for the Waist and Hips
- The Estoc | A Sword without an Edge
- The Swordbreaker | A Dagger to Catch Swords
- The Goedendag | A Spear & Club Combination
- Venice at Sea: How Medieval Venetian Seapower Grew to Shape Early Modern Warfare in the Mediterranean
- Did People Eat “Breakfast” in Medieval Times?
- How to Load and Fire a Musket or Flintlock Pistol (explained briefly with appropriate jargon)
- The Evolution of Medieval Castle Design
- The Strangest Medieval Pilgrim Badge… Ever!
- Early Medieval Naval Warfare: First Germanic Pirates
- Medieval Thor vs. Marvel Thor (Comics vs. Sagas)
- The First Medieval Stone Castle Builders in Europe were 8th-c Muslims, Not Normans or Carolingians!
- Medieval Authority: Pope vs. Emperor
- Heroic Loyalty vs. Chivalric Faith in Medieval Literature
- True Origins of the Fantasy Genre: Where Did Fantasy Come From?
- NEW WORLD DEFENDERS 1492: Exploring a Disease Free World
- Medieval Hawking & Falconry: Hunting with Peregrines in the Middle Ages
- Medieval Bloodletting and the Four Humors
- Ancient Siege Warfare – Exploring Greek Siege Tactics
- Medieval Slavery & Slaves in Ancient Greece: A Study
- Longbow vs. Arquebus – Who Would Win?
- Did Vikings Play Ice Hockey?
- Would a Medieval Banker Buy Cryptocurrency?
- Riba vs. Usury in Medieval Times (and my opinion)
- The Evolution of Military Helmets in Medieval England
- Did They Believe in Ghosts in Medieval Times? (Learning from Purgatory)
- Springalds versus Ballistae – What is the Mechanical Difference?
Philosophical & Theoretical Discussions
- Crusading to Bring “Truth” to Medieval Fantasy Movies, Books & Games
- The “real” Second Renaissance: Revival, Progress and Cooperative Nationalism
- The Renaissance of the 21st Century Reviewed (6 More Comparisons)
- The Second Gothic Revival, a product of the Second Renaissance
- Is Medieval Studies Relevant?
- Should Medieval Fantasy Be Historically Accurate?
- Fantasy’s Everlasting Quality: A Service You Can’t Get Anywhere Else
- Magical Realism plus Medieval Fantasy equals What? Historical Fiction with Magic or Something Totally New?
- What is Medieval Fantasy for Adults? (not for kids)
- Medieval Realism in Movies (Response to Tod of Tod’s Workshop)
- MORDHAU + Game of Thrones = Hope for the Medieval?
- Who Decides What Becomes Literature? Understanding Literary Fantasy (from an outright amateur’s perspective)
- The Metaverse vs. The Medieverse
- The Perfect Day for a Medieval Fantasy HEMA Nerd
- How NOT to Hold a Longsword, Bastard Sword or any Two-handed Sword
- The Perfect Blend of Fantasy and Realism – through a new author’s eyes
- Why Can’t Movies Show “Medieval” Sword Fights Accurately? (cringy rant)
- LitRPG, Grimdark & LitHEMA (a meditative ramble)
- The Three Rules of LitHEMA (Literature about Historical European Martial Arts)
- An Innovation in LitHEMA
- Why Reading is Better than Playing Video Games
- LitHEMA Short Story: “The Siege Within”
- “Our Bloody King” | A Medieval Siege Poem
- The Bird of Wellimgale: A Funny Short Story of Daring Adventure
Other Exciting Things!
- Shadiversity’s book becomes a movie! “Shadow of the Conqueror”
- Grimdark Author Interview: Jordan Loyal Short | 2019 | The Skald’s Black Verse
- Best Lindybeige Memes
- The Best Way to Increase Your Vocabulary
- An Easy Way to Remember Roman Numerals for Medieval Kings
- RAN by Akira Kurosawa (1985) is the best siege warfare movie I’ve seen so far.
Index last updated April 2nd, 2022.