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County Tyrone - from the Normans to the plantation.
County Tyrone - from the Normans to the plantation.

Duration: 04:06

Audio clip from an interview at Tullahogue in Co Tyrone - from the Normans to the Plantation.

 
Death of Thomas Becket
Death of Thomas Becket

Duration: 03:50

A dramatisation of the death of Becket, as described by several eyewitnesses.

 
How did William beat Harold at the Battle of Hastings
How did William beat Harold at the Battle of Hastings

Duration: 03:09

A reconstruction and analysis of the tactics used by both sides at the Battle of Hastings.

 
Interpretations of 1066 and Norman rule
Interpretations of 1066 and Norman rule

Duration: 03:50

The different interpretations of the Norman invasions from different sources.

 
Interpretations of Thomas Becket
Interpretations of Thomas Becket

Duration: 03:37

Different interpretations of the story of Thomas Becket.

 
The creation of Scotland
The creation of Scotland

Duration: 04:20

The brutality of Alexander II in forcing the unification of Scotland.

 
The murder of King James I and the empire of the MacDonalds
The murder of King James I and the empire of the MacDonalds

Duration: 02:20

The death of King James I and the expansion of the MacDonald lands.

 
The murder of William, Earl of Douglas
The murder of William, Earl of Douglas

Duration: 03:46

The brutal murder of William, Earl of Douglas, by King James II.

 
The Normans: Domesday Book
The Normans: Domesday Book

Duration: 02:12

How and why William the Conqueror gathered information for the Domesday Book.

 
The Normans: introduction to the Bayeux Tapestry
The Normans: introduction to the Bayeux Tapestry

Duration: 01:48

Intricate details of the Bayeux Tapestry, a unique 11th century historical source.

 
The Normans: language
The Normans: language

Duration: 02:26

The integration of the French language into Anglo-Saxon English following the Norman invasion.

 
The Normans: the Battle of Hastings
The Normans: the Battle of Hastings

Duration: 02:53

The story of the Battle of Hastings told from the site of the battle with reconstructions.

 
The Normans: the story of the Bayeux Tapestry
The Normans: the story of the Bayeux Tapestry

Duration: 02:23

Why William, Duke of Normandy, invaded England.

 
The power struggle between James I and Alexander, Lord of the Isles
The power struggle between James I and Alexander, Lord of the Isles

Duration: 04:11

The power struggle between James I and Alexander, Lord of the Isles, from Alexander’s capture in 1429 to his release after the Battle of Inverlochy.

 
What effect did the Norman conquest have on the Saxons?
What effect did the Norman conquest have on the Saxons?

Duration: 01:43

A Norman explains the reasons for building castles, while a noble Saxon woman explains the effect of the Conquest on Saxons.

 
Why do we forget Henry II's good side?
Why do we forget Henry II's good side?

Duration: 01:43

Simon Schama outlines the legacy of Henry II, asking us to look beyond the death of Thomas Becket, to his great achievements.

 

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