The Medieval Collection (DVD, Box Set, 4-Disc Set, 2014) LIKE NEW
Dr Helen Castor, historian and presenter, explores the role of queens in Medieval and Tudor England, then explores how the people of the Middle Ages handled the most fundamental moments of transition in life: birth, marriage and death. Also, passionate art lover, art critic and writer Waldemar Januszczak investigates whether the Dark Ages been misunderstood.
She-Wolves: England's Early Queens
In the Medieval and Tudor world there was no question in peoples’ minds about the order of God’s creation – men ruled and women didn’t. A King was a warrior who literally fought to win power then battled to keep it. In this series historian Helen Castor explores seven queens who challenged male power, the fierce reactions they provoked, and whether the term ‘She Wolves’ was deserved.
Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage & Death
Historian and author Helen Castor, presenter of the popular series She-Wolves, explores how the people of the Middle Ages handled the most fundamental moments of transition in life: birth, marriage and death. In doing so she reveals how people in the medieval world thought and what they believed in.
The Dark Ages, An Age of Light
The early Middle Ages have been dismissed as a step backwards for civilisation - a barbaric time in which warfare and conquest eclipsed learning and progress. But were the “Dark Ages” really so bleak? Art historian Waldemar Januszczak takes us on an artistic journey back to this much-maligned epoch to reveal the evidence. He travels from Britain to North Africa and from Byzantium to Spain, finding beauty and refinement where one might have expected only brutality and destruction