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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Terry Jones' Medieval Lives for giving us different
view on the lives of people in the Middle Ages. One that seems much
more likely than the fairy-tale nonsense we are often told.

Terry Jones' Medieval Lives

Terry Jones' Medieval Lives (2009) - 470 minutes
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Rescuing the Middle Ages from Well-Worn Clichés and Platitudes

Knights in shining armor, damsels in distress, pious monks… Nonsense. The Middle Ages were far more entertaining than that!

Legendary Monty Python star and medieval scholar, Terry Jones, has been leafing through the history books to find out what the medieval world was really like. What he discovered is a treasure trove of extraordinary stories and characters that challenges those tired traditional stereotypes.

With the help of animated medieval paintings, these wonderful tales bring the Middle Ages vividly to life in all its corruption, violence and greed, courage, enterprise and learning. Anyone who enjoys Chaucer or Rabelais will be familiar with the earthy humor of the time, but few people know about the dark side of chivalry or that women and serfs were not downtrodden creatures at all. Each episode explores the role and function of a different medieval archetype. All of these stories are absolutely true and full of amazing facts.

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Gladiators: The Brutal Truth

Gladiators participated in a sport where winning meant life and losing meant death - a brutal and bloody death. This program explains how this "sport" was used as a tool of political power and how the Gladiators rose up and waged war against their owners.

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Terry Jones' Medieval Lives

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Terry Jones' Medieval Lives for giving us different
view on the lives of people in the Middle Ages. One that seems much
more likely than the fairy-tale nonsense we are often told.