Champion of the Middle Ages and author of several myth-busting books on Medieval England, Terry Jones embarks on a mission to rescue this period from moth-eaten clichés and well-worn platitudes.
In this new series he takes viewers on a voyeuristic rampage through the lives of eight archetypal medieval figures: a knight, a monk, a peasant, a damsel, an outlaw, a king, a philosopher and a minstrel.
Using the very latest research, fantastic locations across Europe and his unrivalled storytelling talents, Jones reveals that, contrary to popular belief, far from being an age of dreariness and servitude, the Middle Ages was a time of splendour and laughter - and that even dental hygiene was better than it is today!
2of8 The Monk
The idea of a life of solitude and worship was all too often undermined by monks' talent for turning a profit. Sheep, iron-smelting, holy "relics", and even prayer, became money-spinners in the world of the medieval monastery.
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