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Henry V is a 1989 adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play of the same name, directed and starring Kenneth Branagh. In the film King Henry V is convinced by his clergymen to invade France. Henry crosses the English channel and takes the French…

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Season of the Witch (2011) is a movie directed by Dominic Sena that stars Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Robert Sheehan, and Claire Foy. The film follows two deserters of the crusades in the fourteenth century; they are tasked with transporting a witch,…

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Black Death (2010) takes place in England during the fourteenth-century plague, or the pestilence, as the film refers to it. The film follows Osmund as he goes on a most traumatic journey, transforming him from a young and naïve monk to a witch…

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The incredible success of The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) loomed heavily over the heads of any filmmaker aspiring to retell the legend of Robin Hood on film, and none other than Walt Disney stepped up to the challenge, personally overseeing the…

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“The legend you know. The story you don’t.” Robin Hood (2018) is not a retelling of the traditional legend but rather a origin story for the man beneath the hood. In the film, Lord Robin of Loxley must leave his lover Marian to fight in the…

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The 1938 film, Alexander Nevsky, directed by Sergei Eisenstein, is a war propaganda film that glamorized the Russians and condemned the Nazis. The film centers on the exploits of the thirteenth-century Russian hero, Prince Alexander Nevsky, and…

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The Crusades (1935) was directed by Cecil B. DeMille, whose most known for directing The Ten Commandments (1956). The Crusades explores the tensions between Muslims and Christians during the Third Crusade. When released, the film received a…

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Ironclad (2011) tells the story of the siege of Rochester Castle by King John in 1215. King John, played by the dependable character actor Paul Giamatti, furious from his failed wars in France and being forced to sign the Magna Carta by a group of…

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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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