Innovation and Adaptation in the Western Christian World, 600–1450 CE

Audio / Video / Film

  1. Monarchy USA Version:

Episode Two: Medieval Monarchs (55:44)

Historian David Starkey reflects on the Medieval rulers of England focusing on Henry II, Richard the Lionheart, Edward I, and Henry V.

  1. The Third Crusade: Saladin and Richard the Lionheart (1:28:54)

In the 12th century, the Third Crusade brought together two great leaders, Saladin and Richard the Lionheart who would battle over the holy city of Jerusalem. This extensive documentary looks at each of these men and their common cause, holy war.

  1. Hastings 1066—Tapestry of a Battle (52:44)

BBC 8 min documentary on Battle of Hastings

  1. BBC 5 min documentary on Bayeaux Tapestry
  2. Battlefield Britain—Hastings (59:09)

In 1066 the British and French forces fought in the Battle of Hastings to gain control of the British throne. This documentary looks at battle tactics, life for soldiers and what finally turned the tide in the conflict.

Web Links

  1. An excellent website that makes available a digitized version of the Magna Carta. Audio files answer many FAQ’s about the manuscript and its