The Crusades (DVD)
The story of the Crusades is remembered as a tale of religious fanaticism and unspeakable brutality, but using fresh evidence, Dr Thomas Asbridge re-examines this medieval drama
The Crusades have long been romanticised in culture but crucially misunderstood in history. Now, new theories and evidence are challenging long-held views to rewrite the history books on these brutal, epic wars
Bloody and brutal, the Crusades were meant to be the religious wars to end all others. Except they didnt, and in modern times, their history has been hijacked by politics and religious fervour, with both Muslim and Western worlds misunderstanding the truth.
This series sets out to shed new light on these legendary wars, and re-analyse the romanticised, idealised history to find out what really happened eight centuries ago, through detailed archaeology, and fresh scrutiny of ancient sites and long discarded eyewitness testimony.
Guardian describes the series as 'utterly engaging'.
The Crusades Release Date 16th July 2018
No. Discs 2 DVDs
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