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The 1969 film Alfred the Great is based on the life of King Alfred, who was considered one of the great Anglo-Saxon kings of England because he fought off the Vikings. In the film, Alfred is a young man who plans to pursue his personal vow to become…

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The New World (2005) is the story of the Jamestown settlement and their interactions with the Powhatan Indians during the colonization of Virginia, though the historical context of the film is almost completely hidden behind the story of the…

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Fred Zinneman’s A Man for All Seasons proved to be a resounding success upon its 1966 release. It swept the 39th Academy Awards with eight nominations and six wins, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.The film’s success was…

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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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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 film Robin and Marian was released in 1976 to decent fanfare. According to IMDb, the film made $8,720,000 in the U.S. on a $5,000,000 budget. It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 76%, indicating that the majority of critics felt it was a…

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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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