The Dark Ages on the History Channel

If you haven’t seen this program, I would recommend it when you have the chance. I think it first aired a couple of years ago. I’ve posted the first ten minutes below. You might can find the rest on YouTube, or look for it to come on the History Channel in the future. Netflix also had it on instant streaming for a while, but I think they’ve moved it off instant now.

Medieval Christmas Carol: Angelus ad Virginem

Angelus ad Virginem (alternately titled in English: “Gabriel, From Heaven’s King”)

Angelus ad Virginem was a popular medieval carol, whose text is a poetic version of the Hail Mary and the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary. Probably Franciscan in origin, it was brought to Britain by French friars in the 13th century. It is said to have originally consisted of 27 stanzas, with each following stanza beginning with the consecutive letter of the alphabet.

Christmas Gift Ideas: DVDs & Video Games

DVDs:

Robin Hood Movie - Russell Crowe Robin Hood (Two-Disc Unrated Director’s Cut)
Russell Crowe
Pillars of the Earth Mini-Series Pillars of the Earth Mini-series
Ian McShane
The Dark Ages - The History Channel The Dark Ages (The History Channel)
RJ Allison
Crusades - Crescent and the Cross The Crescent & The Cross (History Channel)
Keith David
Barbarians History Channel Barbarians 2
The History Channel

Video Games:

Medieval 2 Total War Video Game Medieval 2 Total War Gold Pack
Sega of America
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Xbox 360)
Ubi Soft
Sims Medieval The Sims Medieval (Pre-Order)
Release Date March 15, 2011
Electronic Arts