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Normandy: Northern men empire 3x52' 4K by Juliette Desbois

Synopsis

885 AD. A Viking rushes into the mouth of the Seine. He is so tall that no horse can carry him. His name is Rollo the Walker. Banished from his country, he is in search of a new territory. And the one he’ll conquer will become a vast kingdom that will shine on the West for more than 300 years.

This series tells the incredible story of Normandy, which became in 300 years, through battles and wars, the most powerful Duchy of Europe, that dominated the kingdom of the Franks and even possessed the crown of England.

It is a great saga led by impetuous conquerors, all descending from Rollo the Walker, from William the Conqueror to Richard the Lionheart. They were fearsome warriors and the worst enemies of the Kingdom of France for generations. These great warlords, all born under the Norman banner, defended their territory at the risk of their own lives, and showcased outstanding fighting skills on the battlefield.

To trace the history of the Dukes of Normandy, we will travel back 300 years of war and legendary sieges, and explore the greatest military conflicts of Europe, the most deadly siege engines and the most ingenious medieval weapons and defensive systems. We will sail through the seas on the terrible Viking longships to analyze the famous raiding strategies of the men of the North. Catapulted into the heart of the greatest medieval sieges, we will discover the blockade techniques of the attackers and the defense strategies of the besieged, willing to give up their lives to defend their fortress.

Information

Genre: History

Available versions: French, English

Episodes

  • The Conquest: Rollo the Walker
  • The Glory: William the Conqueror
  • The Fall: Richard the Lion Heart and John Lackland