Terry Jones' Medieval Lives

Terry Jones' Medieval Lives

by TerryJones (Author)


Famous for lampooning the schoolboy view of the medieval world in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", Terry Jones has a real passion for and detailed knowledge of the Middle Ages. In "Terry Jones' Medieval Lives" his mission is to rescue the Middle Ages from moth-eaten cliches and well-worn platitudes. Behind the stereotypes of "damsels in distress" and "knights in shining armour", of rich men in their castles and the poor man at their gates, there are wonderfully human stories that bring the period to life. Terry will start with a medieval archetype - the Knight, Peasant, Damsel and Monk, Outlaw, King, Merchant and Physician - and in the course of unravelling their role and function will meet a host of colourful real-life characters, recreating their world by visiting key locations.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: BBC Books
Published: 05 Feb 2004

ISBN 10: 0563487933
ISBN 13: 9780563487937