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Christina: A Medieval Life

Synopsis
Michael Woods traces the history of the Hertfordshire village of Codicote in the 14th century: a period which not only saw famine, plague - the Back Death - and war but also marked a sea change in English life: the beginning of the end of serfdom, the growth of individual freedom and the start of a capitalist market economy. Using medieval court books, Woods uses the story of the local inhabitants as a prism through which to see the bigger picture of the shaping of the character and destiny of the ordinary British people: a history told from the bottom up and especially through the eyes of the forgotten half of the workforce: the women.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Subjects
History
Keywords
history of England; Middle Ages; Black Death

Credits

Director
David Wallace
Producer
Rebecca Dobbs
Contributor
Michael Wood

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
59 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Maya Vision International

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