This content requires JavaScript and Macromedia Flash Player 7 or higher. Get Flash

Medieval Lives - Episode 1: The Peasant (History Documentary)

2,276 Views

Medieval Lives - Episode 1: The Peasant (History Documentary)



Medieval Lives...Knights in shining armor, damsels in distress, pious monks...

Nonsense.

The Middle Ages were far more entertaining than that.

Legendary Monty Python star and medieval scholar, Terry Jones, has been leafing through the history books to find out what the medieval world was really like. What he discovered is a treasure trove of extraordinary stories and characters that challenges those tired traditional stereotypes.

With the help of animated medieval paintings, these wonderful tales bring the Middle Ages vividly to life in all its corruption, violence and greed, courage, enterprise and learning. Anyone who enjoys Chaucer or Rabelais will be familiar with the earthy humour of the time, but few people know about the dark side of chivalry or that women and serfs were not downtrodden creatures at all. Each episode explores the role and function of a different medieval archetype. All of these stories are absolutely true and full of amazing facts.



EPISODE 1: The Peasant

Terry Jones investigates the feudal system and the Peasants’ Revolt, and discovers the truth about the Medieval Peasant in the process.

Category:  History
Tags: 
Published:  4 years ago

Please select playlist name from following
Please select the category that most closely reflects your concern about the video, so that we can review it and determine whether it violates our Community Guidelines or isn't appropriate for all viewers. Abusing this feature is also a violation of the Community Guidelines, so don't do it.
Comments 0
Comments Disabled For This Video