This three part series is hosted by Dr Thomas Asbridge. Episode one details the origin of the crusades and tracks the journey of the first crusaders as they attempt to recapture Jerusalem. Episode two covers the epic clash between Britain’s Richard the Lionheart, and the legendary sultan Saladin, unifier of Islam. The final episode concludes with the arrival of the Mongol hordes and the end of the crusades.
Episode 1 Run Time: 58:53
Episode 2 Run Time: 58:59
Episode 3 Run Time: 58:55
This video by Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge), Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, briefly outlines the rise of the Merovingians, from Pepin the Short and Charles Martel until Charlemagne’s Carolingian Rennaissance.
Fatal Familial Insomnia is a rare genetic condition which, as the name suggests, is invariably fatal. This documentary interviews three families who are afflicted with FFS, and documents the efforts which are underway in the search for a cure.
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