Author Topic: Inside the Medieval Mind  (Read 2299 times)

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Re: Inside the Medieval Mind
« Topic Start: May 14, 2013, 06:04:22 AM »
Here are some more:

She-wolves: England's Early Queens (59 mins). The lives of Margaret of Anjou and Isabella of France. Two French-born queens of England.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmY9TyvgXHE

The next ones are the full series of Weapons that Made Britain, where weapons master Mike Loades looks like he might actually kill someone while demonstrating how medieval people killed each other. Each episode is 48 mins.
The Sword http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As1rGnx9vng
The Longbow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTDHOcWbVLQ
The Lance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJnkH1YXY8E
The Shield http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0moVAG0JDOc
Armour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqoh0okQ6Ho

War Walks is a series by the late Professor Richard Holmes. Each episode runs for about 30 mins and deals with a different battle. This series ran for several years and covers everything from Waterloo to Dunkirk, so I'm only listing the links that deal with medieval battles here.
Battle of Hastings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpIveS0mpoQ
Battle of Agincourt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnjKkOfLA_0
Battle of Bosworth Field http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oOzRseC5KQ

Last in this lot of listings are a couple of episodes of a quirky little series called Time Commanders. This show used the Total War game engine to recreate historic battles while everything is overlooked by military history experts, including the slightly dangerous Mike Loades from the Weapons that Made Britain series. More a bit of fun, really, but an entertaining approach to the history. 45 mins each.
The Battle of Stamford Bridge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwJdGShUy8I
The Battle of Hastings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMSscVy86gs