Medieval Lives

Medieval Lives

  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 8.3  (536)

Medieval Lives is a historical documentary series that first aired in 2004. The series looks at different aspects of the lives of persons who lived during the Middle Ages. Each episode examines a specific topic such as marriage, death, and labor among other things. The series explores these topics by looking persons who live in different casts throughout medieval society. The series is hosted by the comedian Terry Jones with Robert Stone and Peter Barber. The actors present the series, and also appear in costume as comedic actors. The series features the actors in costume while responding to the humorous conventions on the times.

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A Good Death
3. A Good Death
October 9, 2013
In the medieval world, death was always close at hand, for young and old, rich and poor alike. But rather than seeing death as an end, people thought of it as a doorway to everlasting life, and much of their time and effort in this life was spent getting ready for the next.
A Good Marriage
2. A Good Marriage
October 9, 2013
Because it was very easy to initiate by simply exchanging words of consent, marriage in the Middle Ages was simple to get into but extremely difficult to get out of. Try as it might to impose its order on the matrimonial free-for-all, the Church found it no easy matter to regulate the most unpredictable of human emotions, love and lust.
A Good Birth
1. A Good Birth
October 9, 2013
Without antiseptics for infection or anesthetics for pain, childbirth was one of the greatest risks a medieval woman ever encountered. Birth took place in an all-female environment where the male world of medicine was of little help. In the case of aristocratic and royal families, expectant mothers could be as young as 13.
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Medieval Lives is a historical documentary series that first aired in 2004. The series looks at different aspects of the lives of persons who lived during the Middle Ages. Each episode examines a specific topic such as marriage, death, and labor among other things. The series explores these topics by looking persons who live in different casts throughout medieval society. The series is hosted by the comedian Terry Jones with Robert Stone and Peter Barber. The actors present the series, and also appear in costume as comedic actors. The series features the actors in costume while responding to the humorous conventions on the times.Medieval Lives is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on October 9, 2013.

Where to Watch Medieval Lives

Medieval Lives is available for streaming on the BBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Medieval Lives on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    October 9, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (536)