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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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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 pseudo-historical film exploring the fictional idea that Romulus Augustus, considered to be the last Roman Emperor in the West, left Italy after he was deposed and traveled to Britain, where he became known as Uther Pendragon.

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The origins of the legendary King Arthur and his successes and failures, as the rising leader of Camelot, until his death, as told in Malory’s Le Morte D'Arthur.

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Becket tells the story of the close friendship between King Henry II of England and Thomas Becket who, after being appointed the Archbishop of Canterbury, chooses the "honor" of God over his allegiance to King Henry.

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The life of the prophet Muhammad and his efforts to establish Islam in Arabia during the seventh century, as told through the eyes of his uncle Hamza.

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The film Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) released in 1994, tells the story of Margot of France, a Catholic princess who is forced into marriage with the Protestant Henry of Navarre as a type of peace treaty between France and Navarre during the…

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Released November 2, 1999, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc,directed by Luc Besson, is a controversial adaptation of Joan of Arc’s life that differs in many respects with some the classical films of the same Joan genre, such as Dreyer’s…

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The 1948 film, Joan of Arc, follows the life of the Catholic saint Joan of Arc, dramatizing her hagiography from age sixteen to her death at age nineteen.  Directed by Victor Fleming, the film is,  quintessentially, a Hollywood film of its…
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