Movies: Middle Ages Military History 476AD – 1450AD
Hundred Years’ War 1337-1453
Henry V (1989 Branagh version) (Philip Middleton)
During the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England () embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.
Henry V (1944 Olivier version) (Philip Middleton)
During the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England (Olivier) embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.
Le Rois Maudits (1972-3) (Peter Merritt)
Set during the reigns of the last five kings of the Capetian dynasty and the first two kings of the House of Valois, the series begins as the French King Philip the Fair, already surrounded by scandal and intrigue, brings a curse upon his family when he persecutes the Knights Templar. The succession of monarchs that follows leads France and England to the Hundred Years’ War.
Alexander Nevski (1938) (Jim Wallman)
It is the 13th century, and Russia is overrun by foreign invaders. A Russian knyaz’, or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallies the people to form a ragtag army to drive back an invasion by the Teutonic knights. This is a true story based on the actual battle at a lake near Novgorod.
El Cid (1961) (Jim Wallman)
The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.
El Cid (2020) (TV Series)
The story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian nobleman and war hero in medieval Spain.
The Vikings (1958) (Jim Wallman)
Based on material from the sagas of Ragnar Lobrock and his sons.
Just remembered Excalibur (1981) by John Boorman. Brilliant evocation of the Morte d’Arthur. And the film was almost lost until an old tape was found.