Terry Jones Medieval Lives - BONUS - Gladiators The Brutal Truth.avi [DVDrip]
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Gladiators participated in a sport where winning meant life and losing meant death - a brutal and bloody death. This program explains how this "sport" was used as a tool of political power and how the Gladiators rose up and waged war against their owners.
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!