Ep. 3: A Knight’s Tale

As we head into our third episode, we want to give a shoutout of thanks to all those who have left us kind words and good reviews (hi, Mom!). Below, a few notes and links for further reading:

*Learn more about the history of the tournament – we did! – from Dr. Natalie Anderson at the excellent site Medievalists.net.

*Find out more about women in trade (like Blacksmith Kate) at the blacksmithing hobby site Working the Flame.

*See a closeup of the United Kingdom’s Imperial State Crown, and learn about how the present crown took shape, from the Royal Collection Trust, the charity that looks after the Queen’s various treasures (except her handbag. And the corgis).

*Spend some time exploring London’s historic streets and how they have changed over time.

*The past several months of pandemic and lockdown have led to the phenomenon of “bardcore,” and we offer you Laura’s favorite and Megan’s favorite example of the genre.

*The real Sir Ulrich’s book is available here, and The History of William Marshal, the first known biography of a knight, is available here.

Episode 23: Harvest Time – A Farewell to Jo March Madness and Season Finale Costume Drama Rewind

The poignant last chapter of Little Women, Harvest Time, picks up five years after we last left the March girls and their supporting characters, er, husbands. We get only a brief, impressionistic glimpse of one day in their lives, but it’s enough to show us that, even though there are some shadows in the sunshine, all will be well for Meg, Jo, and Amy… sorry, Beth. In that spirit, we’re leaving off Jo March Madness – and the first season of Costume Drama Rewind – with our own Harvest Time. We’ll announce our winners, talk about the long-term cultural impact of the Little Women, and leave you with a few final, burning thoughts. 
  1. Episode 23: Harvest Time – A Farewell to Jo March Madness and Season Finale
  2. Episode 22: Jo March Madness Round 3: "Little Women" (2018) vs. (2019)
  3. Episode 21: Jo March Madness Round 2: "Little Women" 1994 vs. 2017
  4. Episode 20.5: Jo March Madness Minisode – Louisa May Alcott
  5. Episode 20: Jo March Madness Round 1: "Little Women" 1933 vs. 1949

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