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I would say a good case can be made to answer 'yes' on this. Per Wikipedia, "During the Middle Ages in the Middle East, foundations for the scientific method were laid by Alhazen in his Book of Optics." The site goes on to say, "Medieval science carried on the views of the Hellenist civilization of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, as shown by Alhazen's ...


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I'm pretty certain that this is an Australian TV show from the 1990s called Spellbinder. It has power suits which can throw balls of lightening, and are recharged by rubbing the cuffs together. In the first episode, the main characters attempt to create gunpowder, and in a later episode a main character is forced to create gun powder by their captors. ...


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Sounds like one of Gordon Dickson's Dragon series. In the second book of the series, The Dragon Knight, protagonist Jim is taught use of his magical power by the wizard Carolinus. This turns out to involve clearing his mind, treating the inside of his head as a blackboard, and 'writing' spells on it in a simple symbolic pseudocode-like language. For ...


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The question has a fundamental problem, which is an artificial separation of "science", "magic" and "religious miracle". Pre-Enlightenment, this separation simply did not exist. You'll recall that Newton spent much of his life trying to make alchemy work, and numerous other things which we today would consider "magic". Indeed it was the work of Newton, ...


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Sound like The Court Jester to me - 1950's musical-comedy film set in medieval England where a hapless carnival performer (Danny Kaye) masquerades as the legendary king of jesters, Giacomo, as part of a plot against evil rulers (Basil Rathbone & Cecil Parker) who have overthrown the rightful king. After the Princess (Angela Lansbury) falls for him, Kaye ...


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It's The Glove and the Lions, by Leigh Hunt, and it ends as follows "By God!" said Francis, "rightly done!" and he rose from where he sat: "No love," quoth he, "but vanity, sets love a task like that."


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From the second century there is what is considered the first science fiction story: "True History", Wikipedia It contains robots, space ship fights, aliens, a trip to the moon and to the sun. It's not medieval but it was stated that it should be pre 1500.


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That would be Spellbinder. A group of teenagers go on a school camp in the Blue Mountains in Australia. While at the camp, Paul Reynolds accidentally goes into a parallel universe. This other world is inhabited by a more hierarchic and technologically different society, ruled by a group of people known as Spellbinders. Paul meets a girl there ...


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Could it have been the Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog? That was very much like Power Rangers.


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This would be Christopher Stasheff's A Wizard in Rhyme series, specifically the first book, Her Majesty's Wizard, which features a linguist brought to the world of Merovence, an alternate Europe where there is no English channel and magic exists. Words, specifically poetry, create magic, and our protagonist arrives with centuries of literature which he can ...


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Could it be The Dreamstone? Big dragon dude called Zordrak, wanting to get hold of the Dreamstone to send nightmares to the world.


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Kingsguard are not a battle unit Kingsguard are elite bodyguards, not elite shock troops. They do not fight in formation i.e. 7 armored knights whacking anything that comes their way. They are used to take command of different battle units or to protect someone of Royal blood during battle. E.g. Barristan Selmy was sent to take command of dispersed ...


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Not sure you want to count that as sci-fi, but there is Utopia (Thomas Moore, 1516) It is a description of an imaginary place to illustrate what the author considers the best possible society. It deals a lot with how the human interactions are different and how that solves the problem the author's actual society struggles with, so it might be considered ...


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Something worth remembering is that all-out open warfare is not that common. Many if not most knights historically never experience it in their lifetimes: the closest they'd normally come is smaller campaigns like Ned, Jorah and co vs the Iron Islanders, or Barristan, Jaime and co vs the Kingswood Brotherhood. Therefore knightly fighting isn't especially ...


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You are looking for "The Skin Map" by Stephen R Lawhead. The woman's name is Wilhelmina, and the male is Kit Livingstone and I believe it's Prague rather than Germany, but other than that all the elements are there.


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In the book Magician by Raymond E Feist, Pug is able to cast a spell that is normally cast only from a scroll by seeing the symbols in his head. Pug and his friend Thomas are kids in the keep and Thomas is chosen to be a warrior and Pug is chosen by the wizard Kulgan to be his apprentice. Pug ends up being an escort for the Princess, and he rescues her from ...


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The Name of the show is: "The Wanderer". Shy multi-millionaire businessman Adam ("the Wanderer" of the show's title) and his wicked twin brother Zachary (both played by Bryan Brown) are two former knights from the late Tenth Century, both of whom have been born again in the late Twentieth Century. Zachary is after a complicated revenge on Adam, ...


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Knights of God? Knights of God was a British science fiction children's television serial, produced by TVS and first broadcast on ITV in 1987. [...] In 2020, Britain is ruled by the Knights of God, a fascist religious order - founded by the Prior Mordrin (Woodvine) - that came to power during a brutal civil war in the year 2000, during which the ...


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This sounds a bit like Alan Dean Foster's Spellsinger series, in which the anthropomorphic otter, Mudge, plays main friend and ally to the human protagonist. The series is notable for its anthropomorphized animal characters, and for its otherwise Western Medieval Fantasy characters being awash in substance use and abuse.


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From my knowledge, this sounds a lot like the Redwall series, by Brian Jaques. This series is about a group of anthropomorphic woodland animals living in an Abbey called Redwall, one of the more prevalent characters through the series is Martin, the warrior-mouse (he and his fathers before him have several books devoted to their adventures alone). These ...


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Could it be Argai: the Prophecy, a piece of French animation (originally released under the title of Argaï: La prophétie) from 2000? The story is partly set in the year 1250, partly in 2075. Angel, the fiancée of Prince Argaï, is under the spell of the Dark Queen. This evil Queen steals the youth of young women and keeps them asleep for the rest of their ...


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I'll have to re-read the first book but I think I finally found the series. I think this is the Safehold series by David Webber. I've been searching for this book series for days and finally found it moments after making this post.


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It sounds like Fall of Angels, one of the Recluce novels by L.E. Modesitt Jr. The central characters are space military from some war who end up in a fantasy (low tech, high magic) universe. One of the characters; one of the few if only - it has been a while since I read it - male crew members, starts to development magic wielding abilities. I remember ...


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The show is The Legend of William Tell. I remembered it after so long. Thankfully, it is on YouTube. Now I face the dilemma of revisiting childhood nostalgia. Thank you all for your assistance. Described by executive producer Raymond Thompson as "Star Wars on the planet Earth", this is a fantasy saga of bravery, magic, myth and romance. William Tell is ...


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This sounds like Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog, I also watched this show as a kid, in the same time period (1998-1999). Queen Maeve of Temra seeks to conquer the peaceful kingdom of Kells and enlists the evil fairy Mider, who gives her the mystical Rune Stone allowing Maeve to use sorcery, most often to create ogres and evil giants, whom she sends to wreak ...


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The Jelindel Chronicles This is the Jelindel Chronicles, by Paul Collins. From the Goodreads description of the first book, Dragonlinks: An all-powerful, enchanted mailshirt from the stars. Six links are missing. An orphan, a streetwise urchin and a swordsman must find the links before the greatest evil known descends upon Qzar. Jelindel dek ...


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The series is called Finn's Quest by Eirlys Hunter, and the first book is called The Queen-Seekers (2000). This is the original cover of the first book. It appears to be a first-person view through a rocky tunnel, apparently a dungeon, with torches and the hand of the viewpoint character in the foreground holding a staff or wand. The main character, Finn, ...


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Sounds like it could be The Adventures of Galgameth from 1996. It's got your prince, your monster (although it grows from a statue, not an egg), your evil king-type-guy, and the general medieval setting.


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You are looking for Alamut by Judith Tarr. It's available on Amazon both Kindle and paperback. It's part of two different series that she did.


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Could it be the 1982 film The Dark Crystal ? Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos has began! The evil race of grotesque birdlike lizards the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. Meanwhile the orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a ...


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