...in which I share some of my favorite medieval research resources and methods for the benefit of others interested in also writing about the Middle Ages

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Win a copy of "Loyalty's Web"!

The lovely EnglishRose has posted a review of my sweet medieval romance Loyalty's Web on her Clean Romance Reviews blog AND is sponsoring a giveaway for a copy of the same title. 

Enter by midnight CST May 6. 

Click here for her review

Click here for the giveaway.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Winner! : Hug a Medievalist Day Giveaway

The winner of our Hug a Medievalist Day Giveaway is petite, who would like to hug William Wallace. Petite has won up to $100-worth of products from Renaissance Costumes Clothing. Congratulations, petite! I'll be in touch with you soon with more information on your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered. I had so much fun reading all your comments and finding out who you'd like to hug for Hug a Medievalist Day. (For the record, I would give Henry II a hug. :-) )

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hug A Medievalist Day Giveaway! (Belated)

It’s a shame I didn’t know about Hug a Medievalist Day (March 31) until the day was already over. Because I’ve got a giveaway today that would have made an incredible party prize! Are you ready for this?

The online store Renaissance Costumes Clothing is offering one lucky follower of Medieval Research with Joyce up to $100-worth of the winner’s choice of products from their website!

Renaissance Costumes Clothing has a wide variety of Renaissance style clothing for men, women and children. You can put your own costume together with (for women) a variety of peasant skirts, corset bodices, or Renaissance dresses over a chemise, or choose a pre-themed costume such as Maid Marian, Lady Gwenhyfar, Elizabethan, and many more! Men, too, can assemble their own ensembles with Renaissance shirts, Renaissance pants, Renaissance vests, along with boots, hats and belts. Or they, too, can choose pre-themed costumes such as Robin Hood, a Crusader Knight, a Musketeer, or even a royal knight in armor! And don’t forget, they have children’s costumes, too!

So how can you win this belated Hug a Medievalist Day prize? Leave a comment with the name of the medievalist you’d most like to hug. It can be an actual figure from medieval history, a fictional character (like Robin Hood), a character from a medieval novel…don’t get mixed up and give me a Regency character now!...a favorite history teacher who taught or loved the Middle Ages, your favorite character at your local *Renaissance Festival, or even your favorite *RenFest day companion (husband, sister, brother, child, friend). Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you win!

Want extra chances to win? Do any or all of the following:
+1 Bonus: Begin or end your comment with the word “Huzzah!”
+1 Bonus: Become a follower of this blog, then leave a comment letting me know. If you're already a follower, leave me a comment letting me know!
+1 Bonus: Subscribe to Medieval Research with Joyce via the Feedburner box in the sidebar, then leave me a comment letting me know.
Facebook (+1 Bonus), Twitter (+1 Bonus) and/or Blog (+1 Bonus) about this giveaway (and leave a comment letting me know)

Deadline: April 17, midnight PST. Winner will be drawn by Random.org


(*Yes, I do know that the Middle Ages and the Renaissance were two different historical periods, but for the purposes of this contest, I’m stretching it a bit. The prize, after all, is sponsored by a Renaissance store.)

About the giveaway sponsor: RenaissanceCostumesClothing.com has quickly become a trusted source for Medieval and Renaissance costumes. With worldwide shipping, unique clothing, and a firm commitment to customer service, RenaissanceCostumesClothing.com is a great source for Renaissance costumes for women and mens Renaissance costumes that will make you fit in at faires and other historical costumed events.

NOTE: My hosting of this giveaway does not constitute an endorsement of Renaissance Costumes Clothing or their products.

Friday, April 1, 2011

International Hug a Medievalist Day!

I can't believe it! We completely missed International Hug a Medievalist Day! I missed it, anyway. How about you?

The New Yorker ran an article about it. You can read it by clicking here.

We're going to do better next year. I've marked the date (March 31) on my calendar so I won't forget. I'll try to plan a party or something. Mark your calendars so you'll remember, too!