Stories and tales set in the medieval-themed worlds are always full of wonder and mystery, and that is because the environment lends itself well the romanticized concepts of knightly honor and long lost magic. This was a time of myth of legend, when heroes rose up to defend their people and their kingdoms. This is why a lot of fantasy stories are set in this wonderful era. And for all of you fantasy fans, we have put together some of the best films and TV shows into a single list of amazing things you should not miss out on.
While some medieval history buffs maybe looking for historically pinpoint accurate films and series based on these times, this list comprises the most entertaining of movies and tv shows and isn’t focused on accuracy and education.
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How much information do you think you could retain visually with only ten seconds to complete the challenge? How many correct answers do you think you will achieve? Play the Kings and Queens Memory Game to find out the answer!
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Discover all the foul facts about the Vicious Vikings the truth and nothing but the truth with all the gory details left in!
We are eased in to the book gently at first with amusing adverts as to why a young Viking would want to sign up for the adventure of invading Britain. Another amusing section is the Think Like a Viking chapter where Viking poems and sayings make a lot of sense. For instance, “Do not laugh at the old and grey, there may be wise things they have to say”. Then we continue to learn about Viking Gods and myths such as tales of dwarves and elves or of evil giants.
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Would you like to read how the Norman knights slept with dollies? Why is this you may ask? The answer to this and more is featured in Horrible Histories Stormin Normans where kids can read in grisly detail about the Norman Conquests and the Crusades. With foul facts and gruesome jokes the kids will be engrossed from start to finish while learning about this important historical era.
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Read all the foul facts of how the Saxons went from ruthless invaders and rulers to peasants under Norman rule in Horrible Histories Smashing Saxons.
Laughs and Gore in Abundance
The first good chortle in Smashing Saxons is the diary of Vortigern or at least what the Horrible Histories writers imagined Vortigern would have written to describe how he capitulated to the Saxons. We like the way the writers turn facts into amusing anecdotes in this way and the kids enjoyed it too!
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Were the Tudors really terrible? This Horrible Histories edition tells us all the nasty facts regarding the Tudors rather than offering just the nice bits about this regal dynasty that some books and movies do. Take a truthful trip through Tudor life to see if you think you would have liked to live under these gruesome kings and queens.
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Have you ever wondered where certain words or sayings come from? Horrible Histories Wicked Words Book has all the answers you are looking for! It is packed full of explanations as to the origins of the English Language over the centuries along with foul facts, lots of gore and more!
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The Border Reivers lived fought and raided within a few miles of either side of the border between Scotland and England in the Middle Ages. These fighting gangs were revered and spent most of their time thieving and raiding farms and villages along the border. One of the most famous men of the Scottish gangs was a man named Johnny Armstrong. So, who was this man and what was his story?
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There are many famous Scottish kings who reigned during the Middle Ages but what of people from other walks of life? Here we take a look at some of the Scots who made their mark in Medieval times.
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