maggiekb at April 24th, 2014 08:29 — #1
chipandre at April 24th, 2014 08:52 — #2
While I'm sure this is quite good (I'll totally give it a watch), I'm disappointed that my original assumption that this was a continuation of the Terry Jones series is incorrect. If you haven't watched Jones's Medieval Lives, it's fantastic.
boundegar at April 24th, 2014 09:05 — #3
Nasty, brutish and short?
shash at April 24th, 2014 09:42 — #4
I watched half of this one starting with the same assumption. But it's definitely good.
Haven't watched the other half simply because I haven't had the time...
spinkter at April 24th, 2014 12:10 — #5
Has anyone watched this on Amazon Instant Video? The provided links aren't very helpful.
crenquis at April 24th, 2014 12:37 — #6
Do they show how to cook those delicious turkey legs?
chipandre at April 24th, 2014 13:14 — #7
I suspect you're thinking of "Medieval Times".
cleveremi at April 24th, 2014 16:57 — #8
I couldn't find it on Amazon instant video (which is a shame because that would be convenient), but I did find it on YouTube. Here's part 1.
chickied at April 24th, 2014 17:13 — #9
Excellent! Thanks for the share. When I was getting ready to go through my divorce, I read up a lot on marriage history, because we have these notions of "traditional" marriage that really stem from Victorian times and the 50's, not really from long history. And it helped me a lot. One of the most interesting books I read was about marriage in Medieval times, I think because really that was a long period of time and there were so many different types of marriages that came into vogue at various periods because of different economic and social circumstances.
aartvanessen at April 24th, 2014 20:15 — #10
I watched these on the Beeb and then listened to them again in the car, while driving to work.
Compared to Terry Jones' fare maybe a bit dry, but she knows her stuff and surprises
with original factoids and insights. Makes you renfair re-enactors really re-appreciate
being born in these modern times. Highly recommended!
brainspore at April 24th, 2014 20:33 — #11
I never understood how a North American bird became the food of choice for reenactments of Medieval Europe. Of course, I also never understood why they called those get-togethers "Renaissance" fairs either.
maggiekb at April 29th, 2014 08:29 — #12
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