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EPISODE 4 - THE MINSTREL
Length: ~28 minutes
File size: ~380Mb
Video Codec: .avi (DivX)
Series summary lifted from http://thebox.bz/details.php?id=6446 , and my many thanks go to smellar for the original series upload, for which I never would have seen, enjoyed and bought the DVD of which I'm now sharing with you.
This eight episode BBC series, written and presented by ex-Python and now historian Terry Jones, separates the myth from the reality regarding English society in the Middle Ages. Jones reveals that, contrary to popular belief, the period was a time of splendour and laughter, not dreariness and servitude ... and that even dental hygiene was better than it is now!
Each episode focuses on a different Medieval personality type or societal role - presenting the established beliefs. Then, using recent research as proof, Jones turns these beliefs around to demonstrate that in fact they are little more than cliché.
Jones employs a combination of animation, self-acted recreations, and comedic narrative to ensure that a subject matter which otherwise might have been quite dull remains consistently entertaining as well as informative!
If you're wondering if it's worth downloading this version over smellar's, the previous release episodes are TV rips and truncated by about 5 mins each, edits spread across the episode. This extra info makes for a much fuller and cohesive viewing experience. Also, picture quality and audio are improved as it's a direct DVD rip
Video Codec: .avi (DivX)
Video Size: 720 x 480
Video Bitrate: 1500kbps
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Codec: MP3
Audio Bitrate: 320kbps
Sample Rate: 48000kbps
Channels: 2 (stereo)
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