Medieval History on TV

The Name of the Rose on Netflix Instant:

In this adaptation of Umberto Eco’s best-selling novel, 14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) and his young novice (Christian Slater) arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church’s authority and fight the shadowy conspiracy of monastery monks using only his intelligence — which is considerable.

I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’ve heard from others that it’s one of the more accurate portrayals of medieval life on film. I’ve read the book, and it is very well researched by the author.

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One Response to “Medieval History on TV”

  1. Thanks for mentioning this. I’ll be sure to put it in my queue. I’ve never heard of this film before and I’m glad you mentioned it’s historical accuracy. I would hate it if this film was as “accurate” as First Knight.

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