The Monty Python comedy troupe has never been short on political or generational satire, but in Terry Jones’ latest outing, the Monty Python alum goes so far as to poke fun at an entire era: the Middle Ages. Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives marries research, wit and medieval paintings to illustrate the stories behind the roles and functions of several medieval archetypes. Each of the nine episodes on this DVD do so with comical aplomb, but don’t take our word for it. Instead, enter to win one of three free copies so you can see for yourself.
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DVD synopsis: For more than 40 years, Terry Jones (Monty Python) has perfected the art of instilling comedic relief into each of his sketches by giving audiences a nuanced perspective of the eras before our time. This spring, Jones separates myth from reality as he unmasks an accurate representation of life in the Middle Ages with Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives. With research, wit and animated medieval paintings, this nine-part series illustrates the stories behind the roles and functions of several key different medieval archetypes.