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History in 360: Eastbourne Redoubt Fortress 1

Eastbourne Redoubt Fortress We visited the Eastbourne Redoubt in early October 2016. Luckily for us, the weather was still absolutely glorious and allowed for plenty of selfies! We tied our visit in with a trip to Wyntercon,  a sci-fi convention hosted in the town and run by one of ur […]


History in 360: Salisbury Cathedral 2

Niki and Mike decided to visit Salisbury Cathedral. They were in Wiltshire observing equinox at Stonehenge. Here is their guide to this fantastic piece of early English Gothic architecture. Its amazing to think, that Salisbury Cathedral was originally built due to an argument. A case of one-up-manship between the clergy […]


Hovel Kitchen: Chicken & Beef Stew 2

Welcome to another HovelTV Saturday Medieval Kitchen! This week’s dish is: Chicken and Beef Stew. This is a really simple dish with a delicate flavour. Suitable for reenactments from most eras, the ingredients would have been available for middle class upwards! You will need: 1 Free Range Chicken, fully prepped […]


Hovel Kitchen: Roast Pork with Red Wine

We decided to push the boat out a bit this time and cook roast pork! It’s been a while since we released a Saturday Medieval Kitchen! Combination of time constraints and software issues have pushed them back a bit, but have no fear! We have filmed 6 kitchens, plus this […]


Hovel Kitchen – Easy Summer Salad 1

This week’s Saturday Medieval Kitchen is all about Salad! The sun is out (hopefully) and it feels like we should be eating green things, so we’ve cooked up a lovely salad recipe for you, that doesn’t actually involve cooking! This is a very simple salad to make and the options […]


Filming HovelTV for YouTube 4

Last night was a buzz of excitement. At Hovel HQ as 5 of us got together to do some filming for the first few episodes of Saturday Medieval Kitchen for our YouTube Channel, HovelTV. We are planning to make a Saturday Medieval Kitchen available every other Saturday morning to coincide […]