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An online article on June 25 reporting comments made by Brendon Gale, Chief Executive of the AFL club Richmond on air at Melbourne radio station 3AW. He was responding to earlier comments by AFL commentator Leigh Matthews that pay claims of …

In this review of Jeffery Farnol’s historical romance “The King Liveth”, the novel is recommended to readers who appreciate the “picturesque recreation of the England of those far off [Anglo-Saxon] days”. Set in the…

This article provides a short review of Dan Totheroh’s historical novel “Men Call me Fool”, published by Selwyn and Blount in 1929. Set in fourteenth-century France at the court of King Francis I, the plot centres on a …

A member of the public dressed as the iconic wizard Gandalf from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings at the Perth Medieval Fayre. Like the Merlin figure in Arthurian legend, the character of Gandalf is a sage. He harbours power through wisdom and…

A poem featured in The Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser, which conforms to lyrical and bardic poetic traditions. It has medieval and classical undertones in both style and language.

This article from the Western Mail offers a positive review of Edwin Arlington Robinson’s long narrative poem ‘Tristram’, published in 1927. Following poems titled ‘Merlin’ in 1917 and ‘Lancelot’ in 1920, this poem is the third…

A ‘Punch’ cartoon of Neville Chamberlain (Primer Minister of the UK) and Anthony Eden (his Foreign Secretary) depicting them as medieval admirals watching a serpent titled ‘Mediterranean piracy’, saying ‘I say, even in holiday time. I think…