Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace


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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Historical Video--Terry Jones' Medieval Lives: The Knight

As you know, I've started a weekly post of a historical video I've found on YouTube. Terry Jones' Medieval Lives: The Knight, is part of a series and was originally uploaded by BBCWorldwide. Beware, today's video is about 30 minutes long, so, get yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy!

Here is the description from YouTube: "Terry Jones examines the romantic notion of the Knight in Shining Armour had little interest in rescuing damsels in distress. They were far more interested in the fine arts of killing people, making money and becoming famous. Terry discovers some unsavoury truths."


Anonymous said...

Fabulous! I love Terry Jones. As a PhD in medieval history, I've always considered Monty Python and the Holy Grail to be one of the more accurate depictions of the Middle Ages.

Eliza Knight said...

Thanks Vivian :) Terry Jones is great! Entertaining and educational! I also loved the Holy Grail movie :)