Top Medieval Historian Reviews Famous Movie Scenes | Part Two

  • 'Top Medieval Historian Reviews Famous Movie Scenes | Part One'
    Dr Eleanor Janega, who holds a doctorate in medieval history and lectures at the London School of Economics, rates 10 well-known scenes from movies focussing on the medieval period.
    Eleanor reviews both the siege of Stirling and the Battle of Loudoun Hill as portrayed in 'Outlaw King' (2018) starring Chris Pine. She explores how 'The Black Death' (2010) presents medieval attitudes to witchcraft and paganism, before deconstructing scenes featuring jousting and the poet Geoffrey Chaucer in 'A Knight's Tale' (2001).
    She looks at the presentation of King John and Magna Carta in the movie 'Ironclad' (2011), as well as the famous siege of Rochester Castle. Finally, she discusses the death of Richard the Lionheart as shown in the Russell Crowe movie 'Robin Hood' (2010).
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