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Mip TV: Tandem, BBC, Cochran Team for Crusade Epic ‘Lionhearts’ (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES – Shaping up as one of the big event TV series to come out of Europe as it ramps up ever more ambitious TV fiction, Rola Bauer’s Germany-based Tandem Productions (“Pillars of the Earth”), a Studiocanal company, is said to be developing epic TV drama “Lionshearts: The Crusade,” linking with the BBC and “24’s” Robert Cochran. 592 more words


When Your Husband Puts You in Jail, it's Time to Divorce.

Eleanor of Aquitane.

In my eyes this medieval heroine was the original Iron Lady; (sorry Thatch, but Eleanor was sticking it to the man over 800 years before your chops became the face of women in power.)  750 more words


richard the first - GREENWICH


Richard 1st in Greenwich always had a bit of an old man feel to it, elderly gents sitting on “their” stools from open to close nursing a pint of old speckled hen. 322 more words


A Different Sort of Apology for the Crusades

With the President’s recent remarks on the Crusades at the National Prayer Breakfast, the Crusades are suddenly (seemingly) everywhere. Everyone has their own opinion on why the President was wrong or why the Crusades were wrong or why everyone else is wrong. 1,026 more words

Personal Notes

Fontevraud, Robert d'Arbrissel and Monasticism.

Fontevraud has appeared in some of my other posts because Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard I and Isabelle of Angouleme are buried there. 1,908 more words


'The Pearl of Brittany'

Eleanor of Brittany was born around 1184, the daughter of Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke of Brittany by right of his wife, and Constance of Brittany. Described as beautiful, she has been called the Pearl, the Fair Maid and the Beauty of Brittany. 732 more words


Arthur: The Lost Plantagenet Prince

A Plantagenet prince, Arthur of Brittany‘s story is one of the most tragic of the Medieval period. The posthumous son of Geoffrey, 4th son of Henry II of England, and Constance of Brittany, he was Duke of Brittany from the moment of his birth. 646 more words