Medieval Realms - 01 - The Norman Conquest.avi (Size: 1.12 GB) (Files: 6)
Medieval Realms - 01 - The Norman Conquest.avi
Medieval Realms - 02 - The Power of the Church.avi
Medieval Realms - 03 - Magna Carta.avi
Medieval Realms - 04 - The Welsh Border.avi
Medieval Realms - 05 - The Deserted Village.avi
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This is a repack of the BBC Schools series Medieval Realms broadcast in 1994
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This series, billed as part of the long running History File series, left the seventies and eighties behind in a big way in style and presentation, with a mixture of acting and narration carried out by a face appearing in a window. Though recorded in 4:3 format the main image appears as a wide screen format with the character actors appearing in 4:3 and superimposed to give an almost 3D effect in the viewing.
1 - The Norman Conquest
In the Year 1066 the Normans had invaded England and conquered her people.
They'd imposed new laws, new customs, and a new language.
They built castles and ruled supreme.
2 - The Power of the Church
The year is 1170, the place Canterbury Cathedral.
Archbishop Thomas Beckett prepares to meet four knights in the service of King Henry the Second.
They'd overheard His Majesty wishing Beckett dead - His Majesty's will be done.
God rules us all. No one in the Medieval world doubted that, but who should rule on earth, the King or the Church?
Thomas Beckett had made his choice and for putting his church before his king he was murdered.
What made the church in Medieval England so powerful that it could challenge kings?
3 - Magna Carta
In the year 1215 England faced civil war.
William Marshall, a powerful English Baron and his son William Marshall Junior, took opposite sides. Why?
Who was to blame? Rebel Barons or an evil king?
The small but powerful group of barons raised their standards and rebellion against the king.
Both king and rebels were keen for war, but William Marshall Senior and others found a peaceful solution.
The king was to sign the Magna Carta, a charter of rights still regarded as a key document in the protection of individual freedom.
4 - The Welsh Border
In the year 1282, the Nation of Wales was no more.
King Edward the First of England had marched on Prince Llywelyn of Wales and conquered his lands.
What had caused such brutal conflict between the English and the Welsh?
Llywelyn ap Griffith had shifted the balance of power between England and Wales.
He and Edward began a slow battle of wits.
5 - The Deserted Village
Villeins, the peasants of medieval England, could neither read nor write, they leave no written record,
but from the evidence that does survive a picture of their life emerges. How they lived, tied to the soil.
How their lives and labour were bound in service to the Lord of the Manor.
In the year 1380, King Richard the Second demanded the payment of a poll tax. Twelve pence per head.
There was no nationally organised reaction, but throughout 1381 there was violence all over the country.
The peasant's revolt failed. Rebels were rounded up and executed the length and breadth of the country.
The Head: Lachele Carl
Voiceovers: Alistair McGowen & Stephen Tompkinson
Writer & Director: Andrew Chater
Producer: Elizabeth Clever
Production Company: BBC Education
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