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Bow and Blade
Bow and Blade

Medieval warfare with Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston - talking about battles, sieges, and military history in the Middle Ages.

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The Weardale Campaign (1327)

In 1327, Scottish forces invaded England, posing the first test for the newly crowned Edward III. In this episode of... more

18 Jun 2024 · 1 hour,
The Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212)

A turning point in the history of Iberia, the year 1212 would see the combined armies of Castile, Aragon and... more

21 May 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Q&A #10: How did weather impact medieval battles?

It is a Q&A episode of Bow & Blade, with Michael and Kelly answering listener questions. In this episode, they... more

06 May 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Siege of Constantinople (1453)

One of the key dates from the Middle Ages is the year 1453. In this episode of Bow & Blade,... more

16 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
The Battle of Halidon Hill (1333)

Scotland and England are at war again, with the important border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed under siege. In this episode of... more

05 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
The Battles of Thermopylae

A rather unassuming spot in Greece has seen dozens of battles throughout history. On this episode of Bow & Blade,... more

07 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The Battle of Edington (878)

The Vikings are attacking England, and it's up to Alfred, King of Wessex, to stop them. In this episode of... more

20 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Q&A #9: What is a medieval battleline?

Michael Livingston and Kelly DeVries answer listener questions about medieval military history. What do we mean when we talk about... more

13 Feb 2024 · 57 minutes
The Battle of Poitiers (1356)

In this episode of Bow & Blade, Michael and Kelly take another look at this important battle from the Hundred... more

06 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
The Battle of Legnano (1176)

In this episode of Bow & Blade, Michael and Kelly look at how the imperial army of Frederick Barbarossa and... more

24 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Bow and Blade
The Weardale Campaign (1327)
Bow and Blade