MIDDLE AGES

MIDDLE AGES

Have you ever imagined how nowaday's society would look like if there hasn't been the influence of the Medieval Period?

The Medieval Period lasted 1000 years and all you know about it are castles, court ladies, knights, and monarchy? Well, think again! Imagine that this period had so many highly important events that it nowadays even gets divided into three periods - the Early, High and late Middle Ages. So much information to learn, so many new insights to gain - start here!

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MIDDLE AGES
  • Holy War: Crusade to Jerusalem

    Ever imagined how it feels being pious and your religious leader demands to kill infidels?

    Four hundred years after the Muslim expansion, the Christians of Europe struck back. "It is the Will of God" was the slogan of the crusaders who assembled in Western Europe. At the end of the first exped...

  • Holy War: The Sword of the Prophet

    Ever imagined how it feels being pious and your religious leader demands to kill infidels?

    When Mohammed, a merchant from Mecca, started to preach Islam or the “devotion to God” at the beginning of the 7th Century, he initially put his trust solely in the persuasive powers of his words. But so...

  • Holy War: The Turks at the Gates of Vienna

    The film depicts the epoch of battles between the Islamic Ottoman Empire and the Christian powers of Europe. The fear of being enslaved by the Ottomans was one of the great traumas of Early Modern Europe. For a long time the Ottoman Empire seemed invincible. The showdown at Vienna in September 16...

  • Instruments of Death: The Great War

    Ever wondered how you would've felt in a battle of 1916 without having a gun on hand?

    Episode 6 - The Great War - The Battle of the Somme 1916: ‘Two years in the making, ten minutes in the destroying’ was famously said about the Pals and Chums battalions that went into battle on the first day ...

  • Instruments of Death: The English Civil Wars

    Ever wondered how you would've felt in a battle of 1645 without having a gun on hand?

    Episode 1 - The English Civil Wars - The Battle of Naseby 1645: With families at war with each other and a monarchy fighting to survive, conflict in 17th century England reflected the times - brutal and unfor...

  • Instruments of Death: The Napoleonic Wars

    Ever wondered how you would've felt in Waterloo of 1815 without having a gun on hand?

    Episode 5 - The Napoleonic Wars - The Battle of Waterloo 1815: This episode features a real first – an examination of the recently-discovered remains of what is believed to be an English redcoat, with the mus...

  • Instruments of Death: Queen Boudicca’s Revolt

    Ever wondered how you would've felt being in Watling Street AD61 without having a gun on hand?

    Episode 4 - Queen Boudicca’s Revolt - The Battle of Watling Street AD61: The Roman Army was the best equipped, best trained and most fearsome fighting machine of the age. When the united tribes of an...

  • Instruments of Death: The Norman Invasion

    Ever wondered how you would've felt being part of the Battle of Hasting in 1066 without a gun?

    Episode 3 - The Norman Invasion - The Battle of Hastings 1066: 1066 is perhaps the most famous dates in British history and Hastings the most famous battle. The winner-take-all clash between the warr...

  • Instruments of Death: The Wars of the Roses

    Ever wondered how to succeed in a battle of 1461 without having a gun on hand?

    Episode 2 - The Wars of the Roses - The Battle of Towton 1461: Towton was the single bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil – it’s believed that 28,000 men were hacked to death in a single day. The Lancastrian...