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The Plantagenets

Series 1

Episode 3: The Death of Kings

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Professor Robert Bartlett charts the downfall of the Plantagenet dynasty. In the last century of their rule, four Plantagenet kings are deposed and murdered. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Bartlett
Series Producer:
Jamie Simpson
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

The Plantagenets

Series 1

Episode 2: An English Empire

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Professor Robert Bartlett tells the story of England's longest-ruling royal dynasty. A clear sense of English nationhood emerges and parliament is born. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Bartlett
Producer:
David Vincent
Director:
David Vincent
Series Producer:
Jamie Simpson
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Inside the Medieval Mind

Episode 3: Belief

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Robert Bartlett examines the way we thought during medieval times. As the church's grip on their beliefs increased, people came before religious courts and many were killed. Show more

Inside the Medieval Mind

Episode 4: Power

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Robert Bartlett lays bare the framework of the medieval class system, where inequality was part of the natural order and the life of serfs little better than those of animals. Show more

The Plantagenets

Series 1

Episode 1: The Devil's Brood

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Professor Robert Bartlett tells the story of England's longest-ruling royal dynasty. Henry II forges a mighty empire encompassing England and much of France. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Bartlett
Producer:
Jamie Simpson
Director:
Jamie Simpson
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

The Normans

Episode 1: Men from the North

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on Red Button One

Documentary series. A look at how the Normans developed from a band of marauding Vikings into the formidable warriors who conquered England in 1066. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Bartlett
Series Producer:
Robin Dashwood
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

The Normans

Episode 2: Conquest

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on Red Button One

Documentary series. Robert Bartlett explores the impact of the Norman conquest of Britain and Ireland, and looks at how England adapted to its new masters. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Bartlett
Series Producer:
Robin Dashwood
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

The Normans

Episode 3: Normans of the South

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on Red Button One

Professor Robert Bartlett explores the impact of the Normans on southern Europe and the Middle East, as they spread south in the 11th century. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Bartlett
Series Producer:
Robin Dashwood
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Robert Bartlett examines the way we thought during medieval times. He unearths remarkable evidence of the complex passions of men and women during the Middle Ages. Show more

Inside the Medieval Mind

Episode 1: Knowledge

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Robert Bartlett examines the way we thought during medieval times. As the Middle Ages wore on, a world which previously seemed enchanted became a place to be mastered. Show more