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The Sorceress, or Le Moine et la Sorcière (“The Monk and the Sorceress”), is a French film released in 1987. It was written by historian Pamela Berger and directed by Suzanne Schiffman. The film takes place in thirteenth-century France and…

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The Virgin Spring (in Swedish, Jungfrukällan) is a black-and-white Swedish film from 1960 directed by Ingmar Bergman, and is based on the thirteenth-century Swedish ballad Töres döttrar i Wänge, which translates to "Töre's daughters in…

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Anchoress is a little-known film that explores one a significant expression of spiritual devotion—that of female anchorites—during the high middle ages. Directed by Chris Newby, the film was released in the United Kingdom in 1993 and received…

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Hwaet! Great are the tales of the Spear-Danes How they broke and bloodied their Foes How they tamed the Northern seas Some takes sail, others sink Below the waves but no less true… Welcome aboard! Climb up and take your seat on this Danish warship…

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The 1958 film, The Vikings, is a “classic” cinematic representation of the Scandinavian settlers. The film takes place in the ninth century when Vikings sailed from Norway to Northumberland. They  pillage the land, and, as the raid continued,…

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In the movie Tristan and Isolde (2006), Arthurian themes of chivalry and forbidden love rise to the surface.  In the movie, Tristan of Aragon is the true-born son to an English lord, and the adopted son of the most powerful lord in a fragmented…

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Camelot is a lighthearted musical comedy that was released in 1967. Starring Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, and Franco Nero, it tells the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. It is based on the book, The Once and Future…

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Based on the Spanish epic poem, El Cantar de Mio Cid, and the anonymous Latin prose Historia Roderici, this film explores the life of the Castilian legend, Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, during a period of violent and divisive conflicts between Christians…

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A collection of Robin Hood stories never before seen on film, covering the formation of his band of outlaws, his raids against Prince John, his romance with Marian, and the restoration of Richard I to the throne.

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The life and times of Hypatia, a Greek philosopher in fourth- and fifth-century Alexandria, Egypt, including a fictionalization of her scientific research undertaken during the religious turmoil of her day, concluding with her murder in 415.
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