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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.

Professor Robert Bartlett lays bare the brutal framework of the medieval class system, where inequality was part of the natural order, the life of serfs little better than those of animals and the knight's code of chivalry more one of caste solidarity than morality. Yet a social revolution would transform relations between those with absolute power and those with none.

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Thu 11 Jun 2015 00:30

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Presenter Robert Bartlett
Writer Robert Bartlett
Producer Richard Parkin

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