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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt: A Novel
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt: A Novel

Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana
Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana 

Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur
 

Ben Hur
Ben Hur (preview)
From Amazon
26 A.D.
Netflix

 

Horrible Histories: Gladiator School

30

The Robe
The Robe

      The Very First Christians
The Very First Christians
(Picture book)
 
32 The Eagle and the Raven
The Eagle and the Raven
         
35          

Time Warp Trio: See You Later, Gladiator 120 A.D.

40      

BBC Nero

(Preview for violence, etc. Some scenes may be unsuitable for your family like murder, kissing, etc.. There is a comment where they try to explain how the Romans felt about Nero acting and liken it to what it would be like if Queen Elizabeth II was a pole dancer.)

Nero
Nero (Netflix)

(Amazon)
 

 

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A Gladiator's Story

BBC Colosseum: A Gladiator’s Story
or via Google video
Netflix streaming
Amazon streaming

*There is a brief mention of s*xual freedom for widows who appeared at the feast for the gladiators before the games

Beric the Briton
Beric the Briton
50 A.D.

Free for Kindle

 

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60 Dreaming the Eagle (Boudica 1)
Dreaming the Eagle (Boudica 1)
   

Battle Field Britain
Battle Field Britain:
Bouddica’s Revolt (Youtube)
(approx. 60-61 A.D.)

*The rape of Boudicca’s daughter’s is mentioned
Netflix

 

The Mistletoe and Sword: A Story of Roman Britain
The Mistletoe and Sword: A Story of Roman Britain

Horrible Histories - Boudicca

 

64   QUO VADIS
QUO VADIS
  Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis
YouTube
Amazon Streaming
Netflix
   
65 Flames of Rome: A Novel
Flames of Rome: A Novel
       

Storykeepers

Storykeepers videos
Amazon
Netflix

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - Christians vs Lions (post match interview)
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72       MasadaMasada - The Complete Epic Mini-Series
Netflix
Masad
Masada: The Last Fortress

Google preview
72 A.D.
 
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Rick Steve's Europe

Rick Steve’s Europe: Naples and Pompeii (Free on Hulu)

Pompeii The Last Day
Pompeii The Last Day
Amazon Streaming
Netflix streaming

Mt. Vesuvius eruption in 1944 (old newsreel)

 



79 Pompeii: A Novel
Pompeii: A Novel
     

The Secrets of Vesuvius
The Secrets of Vesuvius

The Thieves of Ostia
The Thieves of Ostia

The Pirates of Pompeii
The Pirates of Pompeii

The Dolphins of Laurentum
The Dolphins of Laurentum

The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina
The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina

The Assassins of Rome
The Assassins of Rome

 
80 The White Mare (Dalriada, Book 1)
The White Mare (Dalriada, Book 1)
     

The Enemies of Jupiter
The Enemies of Jupiter

The Gladiators from Capua
The Gladiators from Capua

The Colossus of Rhodes
The Colossus of Rhodes

The Fugitive from Corinth
The Fugitive from Corinth

The Charioteer of Delphi
The Charioteer of Delphi

 
81 The Dawn Stag (Dalriada, Book 2)
The Dawn Stag (Dalriada, Book 2)
         
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History Channel My Favorite Place Hadrian’s Wall

 

Hadrian’s Wall

Netflix
Hostage Lands
Hostage Lands

(Hadrian’s Wall) 122 A.D. or so

 

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129         Galen
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine

Galen: Doctor to the Gladiators
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135      

NovaNova: Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land (Letters written by Bar-Kokhba were discovered in 1960.)

Netflix streaming
 

 

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180 Russka: The Novel of Russia
Russka: The Novel of Russia
This novel spans centuries.
         
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250 Finn Mac Cool
Finn Mac Cool
         
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      Saint Valentine
Saint Valentine

(a picture book)
 
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285

 

     

Saint George and the DragonSaint George and the Dragon

285 or so (not a true story, but based on a true person)
 
290        

The Silver Branch
The Silver Branch

This story is set in 3rd-century Roman Britain, when Carausius, the military commander, has rebelled against Rome and named himself the emperor of Britain and northern Gaul.

 
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ConstantineConstantine  part of this 6 part documentary

 

 

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336 Song of the North (Dalriada, Book 3)
Song of the North (Dalriada, Book 3)
         
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350      

Nova: Cracking the Maya Code (free on HULU)
Or Netflix Streaming

Lost King of the Maya
Lost King of the Maya (Netflix Streaming)
or HULU

 

BrainPOP
Maya

Time Warp Trio: Me Oh Maya


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PatrickPatrick: Patron Saint of Ireland (a picture book)

Flame Over Tara
Flame Over Tara (St. Patrick)

Give Up Yer Aul Sins (cute little cartoon about the legend of St. Patrick)

410 After Rome: A Novel of Celtic Britain
After Rome: A Novel of Celtic Britain
         
415            
420            
425            
430

 

   

AttilaAttila
Netflix

History Channel Decisive Battles Attila the Hun
Netflix

BarbariansBarbarians: The Huns
Netflix

Barbarians: Goths
Netflix

Barbarians: Primitive Celts
Netflix

Barbarians: Vandals
Netflix

Attila the HunAttila the Hun: Leader of the Barbarian Hordes (Wicked History)

 

Attila the Hun (free online)

 

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475       The Dark Ages(Segment 1 of the Dark Ages )
The Dark Ages (Amazon)
The Sacking of Rome

 


BrainPOP

Fall of the Roman Empire
480            
485       Barbarians
Barbarians: The Franks
Netflix

 



490         Song Of The Sparrow
Song Of The Sparrow
 
495

 

     

Black Horses for the King
Black Horses for the King

 
500

Child of the Northern Spring (Guinevere Trilogy)
Child of the Northern Spring (Guinevere Trilogy)

 

Hawk of May
Hawk of May
 

Medieval LivesMedieval Lives: The Monk
Amazon Streaming

Netflix

King Arthur: His Life and Legends (HULU)

In Search of Myths and Heroes
Michael Wood: In Search of Myths and Heroes: Arthur

Netflix streaming

Camelot
Camelot (Netflix Streaming)
Amazon Streaming

History's Mysteries: The Knights of Camelot (Netflix Streaming)

Monty Python – Knights of the Round Table / Camelot song

Arthur, High King of Britain
Arthur, High King of Britain

or

Tales of King Arthur
Tales of King Arthur

The Sword in the Stone
The Sword in the Stone
Amazon instant video
Netflix

 

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Kaltenberg Knights Tournament

Knights Who Say Ni

The Kitchen KnightThe Kitchen Knight: A Tale of King Arthur

 

515 Brendan
Brendan
         
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Engineering an Empire – The Byzantine Greeks
Amazon


History Channel:
The Dark Ages
(Hulu Streaming)
Netflix
Amazon

The Worst Jobs in History – The Dark Ages
Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Hagia Sophia (short video of the inside)

Who in the World was the Acrobatic Empress?Who in the World Was the Acrobatic Empress?: The Story of Theodora


530         Lady of Ch'iao Kuo: Warrior of the South, Southern China, A.D. 531
Lady of Ch'iao Kuo: Warrior of the South, Southern China, A.D. 531
 
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      Columba and all That
Columba and All That
 
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585

 

     

Maples in the MistMaples in the Mist: Poems for Children from the Tang Dynasty

The Painted Wall

The Painted Wall and Other Strange Tales
 
590       Barbarians
Barbarians: The Saxons
Netflix
Amazon
Hand of Vengeance
Hand of Vengeance

Horrible Histories: Anglo Saxon Ordeals

595


      Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars, Korea, A.D. 595
Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars, Korea, A.D. 595
 
597         Augustine Came to KentAugustine Came to Kent (Living History Library)  
600       Medieval LivesMedieval Lives: The Peasant
Netflix
YouTube
Amazon Streaming
 

 

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Time Warp Trio: Wushu Were Here 621 A.D.

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630

 

   

IslamIslam: Empire of Faith (PBS) preview

Amazon

Muhammad

Muhammad

 

635       BarbariansBarbarians: The Celts

 

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Medieval Lives
Medieval Lives: The Damsel
Amazon Streaming

Netflix

 

 

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Caedmon's SongCaedmon's Song (Picture book)
7th century
Google preview

 
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690

 

     

Empress of China Wu Ze Tian

Empress of China, Wu Ze Tian
 
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700

 

   

Beowulf & the Anglo Saxons

Anglo Saxon Times

 

Beowulf and Grendel
Beowulf and Grendel
rated R
Amazon

Beowulf
Beowulf (Amazon Streaming) PG-13

BeowulfBeowulf

The Silk Route
The Silk Route: 7,000 Miles of History
618-906 A.D.

 

705        

The Lantern Bearers
The Lantern Bearers Set in the 7th century

 
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749         Lady of Palenque: Flower of Bacal, Mesoamerica, A.D. 749
Lady of Palenque: Flower of Bacal, Mesoamerica, A.D. 749
 
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765

 

    Medieval helpdesk

Our Little Frankish CousinOur Little Frankish Cousin of Long Ago
by Evaleen Stein
A boy at the court of Charlemagne
Late 700’s or so

 

770            
772 Blood and Honour - The Battle for Saxony
Blood and Honour - The Battle for Saxony
         
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785



   

Medieval LivesMedieval Lives: The Minstrel
Netflix

Amazon Streaming
Arabian NightsTenggren's Golden Tales from the Arabian Nights

 

790

 

   

Cities of the Underworld: Viking Underground (Free on Hulu)

BarbariansBarbarians – the Vikings


The VikingsThe Vikings (Netflix)
Amazon
Amazon Streaming


Nova: The Vikings
Netflix
Amazon

Norse MythsD'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths

The Story of Rolf
The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow
Free at Google Books
Free at the Baldwin Project

 

Our Little Viking Cousin of Long Ago (free online)


BrainPOP
Vikings

Time Warp Trio: Viking it and Liking It Horrible Histories - Literally: The Viking Song

 

Horrible Histories - Viking Poetry

 

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The Secret of Kells
Amazon Streaming
Netflix

805            
810            
815 Pope Joan: A Novel
Pope Joan: A Novel
         
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Monarchy Episode 1 A Nation State
Netflix streaming
Amazon

Michael Wood’s In Search of Alfred the Great
Otter’s rating

Rick Steve's Norway HULU (to see the land the Norsemen came from)

Our Little Saxon Cousin
Our Little Saxon Cousin of Long Ago


Free online

In the Days of Alfred the Great


In The Days of King Alfred the Great Free online

Horrible Histories The Viking Report

Horrible Histories: Viking Feud Big Fight Special

 

 

874      

Videos to see where the Vikings lived:

Man vs. Wild
Man vs. Wild Iceland (Season 1)


Man vs. Wild Iceland Fire and Ice
Amazon Streaming

 

Reykjavik, Iceland

Youtube
 

 

875            
880            
885 Sword Song: The Battle for London
Sword Song: The Battle for London
         
890            
895            
899 Death of Kings: A Novel (The Saxon Chronicles)
Death of Kings: A Novel (The Saxon Chronicles)
         
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Medieval LivesMedieval Lives: The Philosopher
Netflix

Amazon Streaming

The Little Duke
The Little Duke
by Charlotte M. Yonge “An inspiring story of Richard the Fearless (943-996) who became Duke of Normandy at the age of 8. Relates the perils of his childhood, both at home in Normandy and during his captivity at the court of France, and how at long last he came to embrace the values his father espoused.”

Free Online

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    MonarchyMonarchy Episode 2
Aengla Land
Netflix streaming
Ethelred
Who in the World Was the Unready King?: The Story of Ethelred


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990            
995        

Raiders from the Sea
Raiders from the Sea

Mystery of the Silver Coins
Mystery of the Silver Coins

The Invisible Friend The Invisible Friend

Heart of Courage
Heart of Courage

 
999      

Vikings

Vikings: Journey to New Worlds (IMAX)
Free at HULU

The Raider's Promise
The Raider's Promise
 
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