Medieval LivesSeason 1
Helen Castor explores how the people of the Middle Ages handled the most fundamental moments of transition in life: Birth, marriage and death.
- 1. A Good BirthOctober 8, 20131 h 1 min13+SubtitlesEnglishAudio languagesEnglishBirth was one of the most dangerous moments a medieval woman could ever encounter. There were no antiseptics and no anesthetics, but there was God.
- 2. A Good MarriageOctober 15, 20131 h 1 min13+SubtitlesEnglishAudio languagesEnglishUnlike birth and death, marriage is rite of passage made by choice, but it was not easy to impose rules on the human emotions of love and lust.
- 3. A Good DeathOctober 22, 20131 h 1 min13+SubtitlesEnglishAudio languagesEnglishDuring the Middle Ages, death wasn’t an end but a doorway to everlasting life. The Church taught that eternity was more important than earthly deeds.
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- Nudity alcohol use foul language sexual content