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Chronicle - Medieval History Documentaries

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Francis Pryor argues that Britain's early history was a vibrant period, when the island thrived under foreign influences from as far afield as the Middle East without losing any cultural identity. In this full series, he re-imagines the Dark Ages in Britain as a period of expansion, artistic achievement and vibrance.
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Chronicle - Medieval History Documentaries
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PN Westerner
PN Westerner Yıl önce
Is it free of ads?
Don Philp
Don Philp Yıl önce
Seems to me a lot of speculation and not much proof. And you British historians keep ignoring that there were 2 arthurs several 100 years apart. And until you come to terms with that , all the history you write is bad history. In my opinion the whole lot of you fail to mention the suppression of Welsh history That occurred in the early 1920s. And until you reconcile And resurrect true Welsh history British historians are going to continue to stumble through with the sentence," we we just don't know.." I have little sympathy for modern British historians particularly when they watch a modern war on TV and then rail about oh my God the history and culture of those people is being destroyed. Yet with a few beguiling Tricks the British government destroyed Welsh history In the very early 1920s and because of that None of British history starts to fit until 1066. I am not Welsh or British. The dark ages, what what a phrase, would be better applied to modern historians. But please feel free to keep using the phrase " We just don't know." Always makes me smile.
Sharon Holiday
Sharon Holiday Yıl önce
E D Yıl önce
Netflix is rubbish. 🗑
coyotedust Yıl önce
I wish the History Channel would go back to airing history again
John Doe III
John Doe III Yıl önce
I'm with you on that.
Rick3y Rick3y
Rick3y Rick3y Yıl önce
Some Alien Astronaut Theorists would disagree 😉
Revolution 2020
Revolution 2020 Yıl önce
Amy Yıl önce
Francis Pryor is one of my favorites from the original Time Team series. He's always so enthusiastic and has such a great sense of humor (even when the jokes are at his expense).
Deflated Hypnotist
Deflated Hypnotist Yıl önce
"It's Ritual, Tony!"
Amy Yıl önce
@Deflated Hypnotist I haven't been watching the return of TT. How good can it be without Phil?
bremlquan Yıl önce
CZ Gator
CZ Gator 10 aylar önce
@Amy And Tony. I appreciate the fact that a lot of the original team is back but the camaraderie is not the same.
SCFan 07
SCFan 07 10 aylar önce
He's going on 80 years old now and retired. cheers
Chris Tibor
Chris Tibor Yıl önce
Weird seeing Francis do something other than time team, but I love it! He’s always so excited about history, it’s contagious!
Heather Kibler
Heather Kibler Yıl önce
Thank you! Was trying to place him.
Steve Dawson
Steve Dawson Yıl önce
Helen Geake, too :)
DRAGON. from India
DRAGON. from India Yıl önce
aprilia1k Yıl önce
Francis was fantastic on Time Team, absolutely. Always fervently passionate about uncovering (literally and figuratively) the ancient ancestors, with inspired puzzle-solving of the ancient's ritual reverence for _their_ fore-fathers, and much more. He is a gift, to be sure, a positive light who jelled wonderfully with the likes of Mick (RIP and another _gift_ as well), Tony, Phil, Helen (of course) and all the rest of that great bunch. Tempted to name them all but would take a page to do it. Best show ever, perhaps ;-) Excited to watch this!
Jason Hare
Jason Hare 10 aylar önce
I kept expecting to see Phil Harding and Tony come through arguing 🤣
Vickie Wallace
Vickie Wallace 9 aylar önce
Francis’s pure joy in what he does is INFECTIOUS
Teryn Tant
Teryn Tant 4 aylar önce
YESSS I love him!!!
Not Gadot
Not Gadot 2 aylar önce
I love britaiN
Angel Jewellery
Angel Jewellery Yıl önce
Francis is great at making these documentaries.. not the usual take on history 👏🙏
eetadakimasu Yıl önce
Great documentary! Glad it was the whole series on one video! I love that I didn't have to hunt for the entire series!
Britt Yıl önce
These are the types of documentaries I live for! Ancient and Medieval European history is absolutely captivating. Can't get enough of it 🙏🏾
John Doe III
John Doe III Yıl önce
_"Our use of the phrase "The Dark Ages" to cover the period from 600 to 1000 marks our undue concentration on Western Europe .... From India to Spain, the brilliant civilization of Islam flourished. What was lost to Christendom at this time was not lost to civilization, but quite the contrary .... To us it seems that West-European civilization is civilization, but this is a narrow view."_ - Bertrand Russell _"Thanks to the teachings of the Qur'an and its emphasis on the cultivation of knowledge... Different scientific disciplines were derived from the Qur'an and spread across the world by Muslim thinkers. The world was illuminated with the light of the Qur'an and the culture of Islam."_ - Rev. Bosworth Smith
LSA chronicles
LSA chronicles Yıl önce
Rome owned the shit out of ancient Britain. Same way America owns them today. 🥴🤷‍♂️
Lynn Deschambault
Lynn Deschambault Yıl önce
Lynn Deschambault
Lynn Deschambault Yıl önce
Lynn Deschambault
Lynn Deschambault Yıl önce
Fred Mead
Fred Mead 10 aylar önce
Excellent Series. So interesting with learned authorities explaining in language anyone could understand. I'm not sure how they arrive at all their conclusions but the theories put together alongside the archeological finds are fascinating. Whatever the truth, it's clear that we have some amazing artefacts that, in themselves, are just amazing
Ricque bt
Ricque bt 5 aylar önce
great reply , i aggree , and take comfort in knowing the closest i can get to te truith , is through sreaming up radicle ideas
Allison Lynch
Allison Lynch 4 aylar önce
Francis legend of British archeology. Down to earth, presents the facts. First saw you on Time Team which I've followed for nearly 30 years. Had the pleasure of meeting Mick Aston with his work at the university of Bristol. Mick you closely worked with on Time Team. Nice to see early Britains after Roman weren't heathens.
Geoplanet Jane
Geoplanet Jane Aylar önce
This revision of history of Britain, is fabulous, brilliant, as it were. The linguistic information is particularly interesting. The influence of Celtic in modern English is particularly interesting, concerning word order, for example. The Brits began to adopt continental styles and cultures. The Venerable Bede’s “History” appears to mainly be just a story. By the time Augustine arrived, Christianity had already been well established, which Bede glossed over. He invented the Anglo Saxon invasion, invented the idea of the English. Instead Britain, is composed of many small communities. Victorians revived the Anglo Saxon Teutonic myth. No period of dark age confusion. Ability to absorb diverse cultural force. It is the strength of the Britains.
Carol Tatum, Harpist / Austin
Carol Tatum, Harpist / Austin Yıl önce
This is EXCELLENT! After 2 hours and 25 minutes, I didn't want it to end! I will be watching it for a second time. THANK YOU, thank you!
Jeff King
Jeff King Yıl önce
I’m waiting on Part 2. 📻😁
Alice van der Bruggen
Alice van der Bruggen 11 aylar önce
Absolutely wonderful!!! I was obsessed with stories of King Arthur and The Dark Ages.
isabel lind
isabel lind 11 aylar önce
I visited Tintagel Castle, the historic medieval site, associated w/King Arthur situated on the clifftops in Northern Cornwall. It's one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places I've ever visited. England is very beautiful! 💓😊
Just Another Googler
Just Another Googler 7 aylar önce
A green and pleasant land!
Gooner Mum
Gooner Mum Aylar önce
Francis is my favourite..he investigates our history that others so happily hide. What a magnificent (true) history we have!
Stiofán Ó Cathmhaoil
Stiofán Ó Cathmhaoil Yıl önce
Absolutely fantastic series, fascinating and refreshing. Good on you Francis!!
Rakesh Koul
Rakesh Koul 11 aylar önce
Absolutely amazing series produced with great amount of research and hardwork. Thank You.
Game Wizard
Game Wizard Yıl önce
Even after the Roman Empire fell, many of the cities within it's borders attempted to carry on as before, alone. Without a constant influx of resources from Rome, however, eventually they all collapsed. I suspect that Britain also attempted to carry on the ways of the Romans, for as long as they could afford it, before being forced to abandon them. Without the infrastructure that the Roman Empire provided, maintaining what they built would become more and more difficult.
Hank Chinaski
Hank Chinaski Yıl önce
Exactly. They conveniently glance over the 100s of ruins strewn across the islands which _had_ become abandoned and _had_ suffered obvious signs of being sacked.... doesnt fit the narrative.
Arthas Menethil
Arthas Menethil 8 aylar önce
I always thought this attitude was by cities in the Italian heartland and major byzantine cities was a big reason why they were some of the most advanced, intellectual, and artistic cities/regions in europe until the early modern period or so.
Neil Óg
Neil Óg 4 aylar önce
The resources did not flow from Rome. It was the other way around. The leeching of British wealth from Britain to the Roman imperium stopped. The Roman roads were the arteries of that wealth extraction and the mechanism by which its armed enforcers could quickly march to co-erce that extraction. Without that infrastructure, wealth would remain local, and stay on the Island for once.
Chance Aylar önce
@Neil Óg You have a GDP of like $3 trillion, there's not that much wealth to leech my dude.
Cyber Edge
Cyber Edge 8 gün önce
@Chance And how big is Italy's economy, my dude? The UK has the 5th biggest economy in the world. I'd say that's pretty wealthy.
Jenna Olbermann
Jenna Olbermann 9 aylar önce
I really enjoyed this documentary series, well presented and informative.
Tal LeMel
Tal LeMel 8 aylar önce
Thank you so very much for posting this invaluable and brilliant documentary ❣️
Joseph Wait
Joseph Wait Yıl önce
Great video. I do think you underplayed the Roman conquest. Saying, and I paraphrase, they were invited, welcome with open arms and sailed peacefully up river in order to guide the development of a diverse eutopia, goes against even Roman writing. Some tribes did absolutely. Some lived in peace with the Romans as long as they accepted Roman rules. But many fought. They conquered and ruled the southern part of the island and Rome was always heavy handed with anyone who didn't submit. Reminds me of "the life of brian" by Monty Python... "All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?"
Lord Talun Karku
Lord Talun Karku Yıl önce
Alot of these videos were made in the time of tony blare and it shows
HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul
HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul 11 aylar önce
That is a very good argument. Some might have invited them, some might have fought them.
R.C. Miller
R.C. Miller 11 aylar önce
@Lord Talun Karku Did you mean Tony Blair?
R.C. Miller
R.C. Miller 11 aylar önce
@HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul Can’t imagine anyone inviting them. No one invites conquest.
SJackson 11 aylar önce
I studied Medieval, Roman and Greek history at the University and I think it was the best choice of my student life !!
Mike B
Mike B Yıl önce
If the sword in the stone was really a byproduct of stone molds for a bronze sword then the blacksmiths would've been absolutely legendary. What a funny theory.
cmmndrblu 3 aylar önce
I always found it a nice coincidence that both Arthur and Beowulf have names which mean "bear".
Jørgen Yıl önce
A great documentary for those interested in British history
Maggs Bufton
Maggs Bufton Yıl önce
Good Lord, I would LOVE to have been able to participate in this archeological project! How exciting!
Wunsock Yıl önce
The "dark age" doesn't refer to a lack of skills or knowledge as implied but rather there are few written records from this era so we know very little about it.
Simon Watts
Simon Watts Yıl önce
Yeah, but ... wouldn't have been sheeite living then
Phyllis Speas
Phyllis Speas Yıl önce
The Bible was locked up by Roman Catholic to the public.
Terence Field
Terence Field Yıl önce
Of COURSE it does! What an idiotic statement.
Diligence Humility
Diligence Humility Yıl önce
Exactly. And why is this? Why do we have ~ 1000 years of history not documented? -While the periods before and after are very well documented. The answer is obvious, but as with many truths, they are meet with ridicule, until they will eventually become self evident. Those missing years are simply made up. Before you laugh, please do you due diligence
#HimToo Yıl önce
@Diligence Humility A thousand years was made up for what purpose?
khamen723 Yıl önce
I’m familiar with this because I watched all my Time Team episodes….several times. This chap was part of the team. Glad to see him on this show. They put out a great book that I own, also. It’s a must have! What Happened When. Good luck scoring a copy
Evan Petelle
Evan Petelle 3 aylar önce
Not sure as to when this was produced but, we need more content such as this flooding the platform. Not a bunch of the trash that I keep seeing! Fascinating documentaries that remind us of our past, who we are & where we hail from. I, for one, am Basque & albeit I’ve not seen the Pyrenees since I was 8, I still miss it like home. I would love a series like this about the Basque. Not a knock on English history at ALL, though. I love it all!!
Pat Shelby
Pat Shelby 4 aylar önce
In curiosity about the origin of the name Utrecht, as of Bamburgh, I found it in the Netherlands. That ties in with genes from across the ditch. It possibly indicates family ties to the mainland.
Roy Ireland
Roy Ireland Yıl önce
Agree or not, it opens the discussion again. As a geologist, I know that a preconceived concept can shade an interpretation and often a contrary opinion is sufficient to get the conversation moving again, hopefully resulting in a more accurate depiction. Of course, this "more accurate" interpretation should then also undergo the due process of review, forever. This is the way science advances.
Phyllis Neal
Phyllis Neal Yıl önce
Yessss ‼️ BRAVO ‼️
Cole Chislett
Cole Chislett Yıl önce
XtremeHacker Oficial
XtremeHacker Oficial Yıl önce
@Cole Chislett sorry why??
Hank Chinaski
Hank Chinaski Yıl önce
except if it's cliimate science, then the science is settled. or covid science. that's all been "modeled." modern academia has become hopelessly infected by idealogues, and the only ones unawre of it seem to be academics themselves. the only thing this documentary should be doing is highlighting that we are able to parse our historical roots with more specificity and provide a higher degree of nuance, but some of these conclusions are as assinine as the myths they purport to replace.
Richard Maddock
Richard Maddock 8 aylar önce
Brilliant documentary from the incomparable Dr Francis Pryor.
Edward Green
Edward Green Yıl önce
this is just wonderful, everything that an educational show should be. I really adore the gentlemanly debate at around 1hr 43! i will watch again and again!
Vic McLaglen
Vic McLaglen Yıl önce
26:04 I find some of these archaeological methods interesting; we find one signet ring on the premises and say yes, definitely a wealthy Briton and not a Roman, consensus reached and problem solved. What if the ring belonged to a wealthy Briton prisoner, or found its way there by other means? It was evidently lost or left somehow at the time, so there is a possibility that it held little or no importance. Perhaps it was taken from a Briton then given as a trinket to a wealthy Roman child, who then lost it or buried the thing in the yard as treasure. Who's to say? I mean, it is probably correct, but the way these guys just jump to certain consensus that then makes definite historical record is at least questionable to me.
Delia_Watercolors Yıl önce
👏👏👏 I agree, completely. It is the same in academia and at the best universities (which I was a part of for a decade). And I love it when they are proven wrong. But it takes a new set of eyes from a different background using perhaps previously unavailable science to prove them wrong. And they don't like being wrong, so unfortunately most things, once widely accepted, are considered dogma. The world needs more ppl to ask questions and think out of the box, like you did. A dash of creativity is dangerous to any established lie.
Argenta Yıl önce
This man has an agenda that is driving his hypothesis rather than the facts. This is very questionable "history".
The Knave
The Knave Yıl önce
I agree. Just because the stories we tell ourselves make sense... does not mean that those stories are true and accurate.
Vic McLaglen
Vic McLaglen Yıl önce
@Delia_Watercolors Yes, perhaps when one holds the degrees and it is incumbent upon them to keep in the forefront and look smart, a single ring in the dirt can serve as the basis around which to rewrite history. And, I might add, I have no degree in anything. Guys like this would tend to dismiss any input or question from me entirely upon establishing that fact. They have a club to protect.
HeadR47 Yıl önce
Apparently it was ceremonial in nature, part of some ritual.
Mary Ann the Nytowl
Mary Ann the Nytowl 23 gün önce
Amazing to learn, at my age, that the Dark Ages were not even close to dark, as far as many kinds of knowledge! Then again, I love learning! ❤❤
Christina Psalmist
Christina Psalmist 10 gün önce
It was horribly dark. U have no idea
U.S. Militia
U.S. Militia Yıl önce
I’m very surprised that carbon steel artifacts can still be found today from this period. It’s amazing.
Paul Heart
Paul Heart Yıl önce
This is the most forward thinking history documentary I have ever seen. Excellent work Francis and team.
Johann BBravo
Johann BBravo Yıl önce
really?? i saw half of it and there was NOTHING THERE THERE! rarely i have seen such bullshit to be quite frank!
o k
o k Yıl önce
@Johann BBravo huh?
Stu Yıl önce
@Johann BBravo I think we’ll take Francis Pryor’s expertise and peer reviewed investigations over your online rant. Thanks though.
Stu Yıl önce
Paul - you’ll love his more recent work on Stonehenge. Quite a lot of it here on TRshow.
Johann BBravo
Johann BBravo Yıl önce
@Stu thats the point. there is no peer reviewed investigation going on there. when you dont see it. youre freakin blinded my friend!
Stephen Arnold
Stephen Arnold Yıl önce
Pryor's comments on Bede are themselves a classic example of a historian with an axe to grind. His language is not that of an impartial and objective critic but that of an advocate
Hank Chinaski
Hank Chinaski Yıl önce
Agree 100%. What's reassuring is not this documentary, is that so many people immediately see through this nonsense. This documentary could have been so much better if they had presented their findings within a proper context but instead attempted to force it into the contemporary mold.
BilgemasterBill Yıl önce
Thanks so much for getting this up here! It was a thoroughly fascinating new take on the accepted "History" of Britain.
rondinella Yıl önce
Great documentary! Francis Pryor is great. Unfortunately his presentation is sometimes nearly overwhelmed by the too-loud, intrusive soundtrack. I find this so often on TRshow. So annoying!
Veronica Yıl önce
Johann BBravo
Johann BBravo Yıl önce
really?! the soundtrack is the problem??!!
That’s a weird annoying soundtrack For more feeling to mess with the motions maybe to get people not to watch it
NicTheGreek1979 Yıl önce
It's nothing to do with TRshow..... It's bad editors....
rondinella Yıl önce
@NicTheGreek1979 I'm sure you are right!
Stringpicker 54
Stringpicker 54 Yıl önce
I have often wondered if the sword from the stone was in fact made from meteoritic iron. Tutankhamen's tomb contained such a dagger. The weapon was high in nickel and such "Skystone" swords do not rust as easily.
Renée Yıl önce
I just learned something, I've never known 🥇thank you! This is why I love these documentaries..., So much information is given from the audience. Thank you again
Roo Smith
Roo Smith 11 aylar önce
That's very good point I also believe that merlin staff was not from this planets it wasn't just some wooden staff he used as a walking stick
HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul
HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul 11 aylar önce
meteoric steel in a time when most swards were of poorer iron or bronze really gives the idea. "A sword descended from the heavens, like given from the gods, able to smite every foe, pierce through armour and break other blades in half" Basically a great explanation behind swords of legends.
60toodles 10 aylar önce
get a grip its a legend not factual lol
Claudia Manfredini
Claudia Manfredini 8 aylar önce
@60toodles Any legend springs from some actual fact, spread by word of mouth, overheard by distant people, changed, transformed into fabulous tales and then partially forgotten. It wouldn't be so strange if a rare and precious sword would be passed from generation to generation, given a name and accompanied by a legend on its origins, then lost and turned into a tale to tell, even without thinking of kings of Britain, magical stones, predestined knights and such.
OGSophie 11 aylar önce
1.42 marks the start of the most epic gentleman's argument on an ancient burial mound. LOVE IT
Thomas Zaccone
Thomas Zaccone Yıl önce
I love this series. Wish it had continued .
MoonBurn Yıl önce
So you're into fantasy and fiction and not real history I see.
Thomas Zaccone
Thomas Zaccone Yıl önce
@MoonBurn And you're interested in low brow sarcasm concerning a person you know utterly nothing about. I see
MoonBurn Yıl önce
@Thomas Zaccone That wasn't a shot at you, but at this video's content.
Thomas Zaccone
Thomas Zaccone Yıl önce
@MoonBurn Sorry. Actually, I don't really agree with the author's premises. You can't just disregard people like Nennius, Gildan and Bede who were closer to the events than we and may have had access to unknown original sources since lost to us. I find it hard to believe that the fortifications on the Saxon shore were constructed in such strong nature as to serve merely as storage units. At the same time the points he makes about the "Dark Ages" makes sense to me. They were in a good part,but not exclusively, dark because of a lack of records. This may have been due to viking destruction, Henry VIII's destruction of the monasteries, and the activities of Oliver Cromwell and his religious fanatics.
MoonBurn Yıl önce
Usually, when half the history is false, the whole damn thing is.
Phoenix Mallen
Phoenix Mallen Yıl önce
Absolutely fantastic information and real history. Thank you so much 🙏🙏💜💜
Jj T
Jj T Yıl önce
Definitely, one of my favorite historical series. It goes beyond Britain, it's Universal. I'm really glad I found this.
Graham Yıl önce
I loved this. Really well done!
Coastline Sailing, Cruising and Beachcombing
Coastline Sailing, Cruising and Beachcombing Yıl önce
I have lived at the end of a jetty in a lake 30 meters from dry land for the last ten years. So far I have lost two wood saws, three knives and an axe. the water is about 1.3 meters deep. This environment is very similar to your causways. All the objects I have lost are always lost at the begining or end of the jetty. this is almost exactly what your location map shows. If you were to survey my location in a thousand years it would appear exactly as you describe your "ritual placing" but I most definatly have not placed these valuable items in the water on purpose. but like other people I have tossed coins into wells, but never tools or weapons.
Bobbys Enterprises
Bobbys Enterprises 11 aylar önce
Thank you for your valuable contraction to throw future historians and archeologists off the correct path. You my fellow 21st century human are playing the long game.
Warrior of Truth
Warrior of Truth 17 gün önce
Why not swim down n pick up your tools?? Or is the water too murky?
Charles Johns
Charles Johns Yıl önce
Gran video. Creo que subestimaste la conquista romana. Decir, y parafraseando, que fueron invitados, recibidos con los brazos abiertos y navegados tranquilamente río arriba para guiar el desarrollo de una eutopía diversa, va en contra incluso de la escritura romana. Algunas tribus lo hicieron absolutamente. Algunos vivieron en paz con los romanos mientras aceptaron las reglas romanas. Pero muchos lucharon. Conquistaron y gobernaron la parte sur de la isla y Roma siempre fue dura con cualquiera que no se sometiera. Me recuerda a "la vida de brian" de Monty Python... "Está bien, pero además del saneamiento, la medicina, la educación, el vino, el orden público, el riego, las carreteras, un sistema de agua dulce y la salud pública, ¿qué tiene hecho por nosotros los romanos?"
The 100 Years Late Newsletter
The 100 Years Late Newsletter Yıl önce
Great effort. Absolutely fascinating!
mojo phe
mojo phe 7 gün önce
Many moons ago I had this relevatory dream about King Arthur, according to this dream he is buried within Abbey walls in a golden coffin wrapped in a deep red cloth. Guinevere is buried there also in the same manner. They are not buried alongside each other, this seemed to have been important, rather Arthur Above and Guinevere below in a linear burial. Mass was said in a wooden built Chapel nearby. It was a big structure with plenty of room for people to sit. So while listening here I was glad to hear mention of Abbeys. He will be found some day.
Vicky Sissoko
Vicky Sissoko Yıl önce
Excellent in every way. I loved it!!!! ❤️ Thank you so much
Ryan Peck
Ryan Peck Yıl önce
Metal, especially higher quality metal used in swords was a highly valued commodity that required a lot of labor and resources to produce. I find it unlikely that people were just constantly using them as religious offerings at causeways. A decent sword would have been a highly prized item, often pased down through generations. A broken or damaged sword would have been recycled or repaired.
BIATEC Yıl önce
Not if offered to the gods
Scott Mcr
Scott Mcr Yıl önce
Maybe dump points from government confiscation or from a victory in a fight if victors had better weapons they wud just dump the losers.
kayumochi Yıl önce
You underestimate the power of religious beliefs ...
Ruby Nibs
Ruby Nibs Yıl önce
@Scott Mcr People underestimate normal human behavior, and archeologists are among the worst at doing so. Like you point out, if you didn't want your weapons confiscated, you dumped 'em in the river. Sometimes, the river floods, and you lose it, or a man dies and the location dies with him. More likely than tossing expensive items to the gods.
Arianrhod 9
Arianrhod 9 Yıl önce
This interpretation is highly spurious. Historians have been pushing back on the Dark Age narrative for a long time, so the series’ premise is not nearly as revolutionary as it presents itself. However, this particular series seems like a major overcorrection. Dr. Pryor *really* lost me with the whole “no Anglo-Saxon invasion” thing. Gildas, who was so celebrated in this very video, wrote about the Anglo-Saxon invasion in his De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae, which quite literally means “Of the Ruin and Conquest of Britain”. So you actually must be kidding me when you say that there was no invasion. . . right??
Spiritman Productions
Spiritman Productions Yıl önce
I haven't got the appetite for a detailed discussion, but one crucial fact is worth bearing in mind: History was almost always written by the winner.
Kyphe Reigh
Kyphe Reigh 11 aylar önce
Firstly Gildas was writing about Saxons not Anglo-Saxons which don't exist culturally for about another 300 years after he dies. Angles were in Britain in large numbers as Roman Auxiliaries for a couple of centuries before the romans pulled out and fought alongside the Briton's against the Saxons, the Irish and the Picts. Like Britons many Angles had already converted to Christianity where as Saxons were fighting a protracted religious war against Christian expansion and oppression of pagan peoples. When the Saxons arrived in Britain they set about attacking all the churches they found including Gildas's. He then wrote a lot of anti Saxon propaganda to encourage the kings and leaders of Britain to oppose the Saxons. The fact they they completely ignored him is now taken by historians as evidence that what he wrote was not considered to be true even at the time it was written.
David Lapointe
David Lapointe 8 aylar önce
Yes, this whole thing is bad history. Unfortunately bad history is now the mainstream even in academic circles.
Steel Standing
Steel Standing 10 gün önce
The Arthur legend is to me a tale from really far back in time, it used to be about someone becoming King of the land if he could get the sword out of the stone. That is an analogy for the knowledge of metallurgy and a tale of conquest. All swords come from stone, either bronze or iron, too bad the story don't state what metal, it would pinpoint it to either late Stone Age or late Bronze Age. These swords he would use to conquer the Island. The "modern" Arthur legend is a tale of a savior, one that will deliver them from the ravages of a foreign invader. An Old Testament Jesus story almost. A story that has been given a new spin for the current affairs of the day.
greed6is6good 2 aylar önce
Its amazing how the world has evolved in the last 100 years than in the previous 2000 years. Just sixty years ago it was unimaginable to think of a device where you could place phone calls, see the other person, watch a movie and look at the world map. They certainly are speeding up the simulation.
Christina Psalmist
Christina Psalmist 10 gün önce
Advanced in technology. But lost the fear of God. Where's the progress?
Adrienne Berger
Adrienne Berger Yıl önce
Good series. I love beginnings. A vibrant history of a vibrant place...with people having a super speaking accent.
fghfg Yıl önce
I never got the impression that the Dark Ages was a total lack of civilization, just that Roman practices and technology were far in advance of the Celts/Saxons, and the international trade they brought was a shock when it went away. I mean, Romans had mass-produced clothing, pottery and metal and glass items, and books, and fancy food from other places, and when they went away Brits immediately went back to wooden houses, hand looms and hand-made clay pots, and no fancy food. Literacy didn't return outside the Church until the 800s IIRC. It's basically every episode of Time Team, innit? "ooh look, a roundhouse with earthenware" "Oi Tony, underneath that is a mosaic tiled floor and glass perfume jars"
EgoShredder Yıl önce
Perhaps the English etc returned to their roots and true authentic selves? Nothing wrong with that and infact its exactly what is required in 2022, with the ever growing takedown and removal of our race, culture and traditions.
Adriaan Wijkhuijs
Adriaan Wijkhuijs Yıl önce
Impression They got away with it At this time Europe was more Cool
fghfg Yıl önce
@EgoShredder You are more than welcome to. I'll take indoor toilets and supermarkets, thanks.
Ian McSherry
Ian McSherry Yıl önce
@EgoShredder selective quoting, wildly out of context. Look up the Dunning-Kruger effect, and then go off and have a wee quiet rethink. Also, stop referring to others as "normies". That's intellectual snobbery, minus any genuine intellect.
Elijah Hodges
Elijah Hodges Yıl önce
I am very glad for this video. I've believed that the history was wrong for some time. Francis Pryor did a totally great job on this video. I believe the huge wooden hall was there to trade. I believe that grain was probably the trade goods taken to that old fort. It was probably the trade good the Romans shipped out from that same place. I believe that The Island of England continued to trade grain with Rome even after Rome fell. Those people in Byzantine Rome needed grain as much as the old Rome had.
Jenny Yıl önce
I appreciate how this series was stitched together.
S D 7 aylar önce
Now that's a British insult. The dialogue was more of a cobbling of sounds and imaginative nonsense, too!
Lyn Lane
Lyn Lane 7 aylar önce
Worth watching! Thanks for effort showing this!
Kirk Sawyer
Kirk Sawyer Yıl önce
I so enjoy this...wish they were longer, thank you kindly,
RJ Bricker
RJ Bricker Yıl önce
This well-constructed and fascinating retelling of England's 'dark ages' following the exit of the Romans constructs an exciting and appealing view that pushes back against many strongly-held and documented views of history and links archeological evidence to Arthurian-type and other legends, in effect giving a kind of credence to them. Judging from the computers shown in the video, and ages of the people, this work must've been largely filmed before the 21st century, and the developments and stunning advances in archeological/anthropological sciences *since* then have provided quite different insights than this program suggests. But it is appealingly exciting, nonetheless, and builds an interconnected story of an 'advanced' English society that existed hundreds of years before science generally supposes - without, it must be said, acknowledging contrary evidence and theories and interpretations. If you think of history as the objective recounting of what once was in some factual and uncolored way, you'd most likely view this program as fanciful to a large extent. But if history is a plausible story of how some aspect of the world *may* once have been that is at least credible and supported by evidence, then you could be forgiven for imagining that this film portrays a 'real past' in which English enlightenment and indeed perhaps the Arthurian world itself, had an historical existence in space and time, sometime in the middle hundreds of the first millenium CE.
Eric Kesel
Eric Kesel Yıl önce
It's strange that they didn't mention the global long winters that occurred from 536 to around 550AD. It's believed that it was caused by the massive eruption of Krakatoa in Indonesia which put enough volcanic ash into the atmosphere to cover the Earth. It would make sense that people would leave continental Europe for Britain to find fish and game, as there would be less competition, if crops wouldn't be able to grow due to reduced sunlight. People would just be trying to survive an apocalyptic event rather than fight a war against invaders exactly like what the archeologists seem to believe.
John Wright
John Wright 6 aylar önce
Krakatoa eruption 1883?
K Right
K Right 6 aylar önce
@John Wright not that one, perhaps one much earlier in 535-536…but just look up “536 AD” and you will find much information and speculation on this subject.
Pat Shelby
Pat Shelby 4 aylar önce
Krakatoa has probably blown it's top several times. I think one of the other of Earth's pressure cookers got credit for 536. I'm not sure they have decided which one yet. I think the Central American cultures of that period were having concurrent problems.
erik5374 4 aylar önce
I’ve been googling on ‘the worst year’ yesterday. Seems they don’t know yet which volcano caused the long winters. Other indonesian volcano’s, Iceland and a volcano in el salvador are suspects too. It also might have happened twice short after another, because 544 was another dip in temperature. I don’t think it was in indonesia, because it was inhabited back then, there were contacts with China and India. There would be discriptions of the disaster. I blame (uninhabited) iceland or New Zealand.
Hex Valdez
Hex Valdez Yıl önce
Absolutely fascinating - thank you.
MavMX1987 7 aylar önce
This is simply fascinating. The research into an extraordinarily rich English history, with artifacts to boot that tie down that critical past, gives a sense of pride to modern British people I imagine. Now, imagine if an invading nation where to take these priceless items and put them in a foreign museum, unwilling to give them back? Imagine India were to become a superpower, and they loot Britain? The thought alone might make your blood boil. Interesting...
MavMX1987 3 aylar önce
@Phillip Holland perhaps you're correct, India might not get to be a superpower, at least in our lifetimes. However, I did write that it was an imaginary scenario so as to get people to consider how they might feel if the tables were turned. I for one do think artifacts taken by force ought to be returned, for no other reason than to be amicable. What say you good sir?
Phillip Holland
Phillip Holland 3 aylar önce
@MavMX1987 Absolutely, can't argue with you there.
Anna 64
Anna 64 Yıl önce
In Triers Museum in Germany there is a letter received by a Prefectorum asking to relocate a whole population from Friesland during the 1 Cent. AD after the flooding of the Ijselmeer. This is how the Laeti left the North of Holland to move to Luxembourg. They brought their langage with them that became "Francique Mosellan" later. Is it possible that a part of flooded Laeti move also to South England ?
AquaStar Yıl önce
British documentaries are top notch 💯 Thank you for sharing! What beautiful shores!
car droid
car droid Yıl önce
Where are you from bud?
AquaStar Yıl önce
@car droid Ohio, Usa
car droid
car droid Yıl önce
@AquaStar cool, glad you enjoy
Ivy Julie Harvey
Ivy Julie Harvey Yıl önce
fascinating and can't wait for the next series
Paula Pacente
Paula Pacente Yıl önce
I majored in history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My emphasis was on European and American history, and I graduated with college honors in 1976. I find this video fascinating. Thanks for sharing!
Kun Lee
Kun Lee Yıl önce
That’s awesome. If I could go back to college now, I would major in any kind of history.
Paula Pacente
Paula Pacente Yıl önce
@Los Lobos Well I went to college when one could still work their way through---which I did. I am probably the LEAST PC person you've ever heard of, but new technologies are proving different theories now. I think this series proves that. The Romans were destroyed by high taxes, and the invasion of the Huns from northern Europe.
Los Lobos
Los Lobos Yıl önce
@Paula Pacente good for you, however the Romano British were destroyed by the Anglo-Saxons who were invading, it's well documented the famous letter from the emperor telling them to look to their own defenses as he had no troops to send is just a small example. Also the fact that the Welsh are the descendants of these Romano British is also well documented. The presenter ignores these facts like it or not his theory is BS.
Paula Pacente
Paula Pacente Yıl önce
@Los Lobos- Believe what you want. I'm in the process of reading my old college textbooks, so if I find something different, I'll let you know. 1972 to 1976 is a LONG time ago. Unfortunately, I can remember those years like yesterday...
Margaret Goodheart
Margaret Goodheart Yıl önce
So much work and research! T Y I wonder if there is anyone living who has researched language for it would be greatly interesting to hear the Welsh as spoken in Arthur's time, also the sound of language on the other side of the island as spoken by Bodecia, and that of the Picts. Anyone else curious?
ChipmunkRapidsMadMan Yıl önce
The American author Louis L’Amour talks about the Fenland in his books Sackett’s Land and To The Far Blue Mountains where his protagonist, Barnabas Sackett has a home there.
Donna Eads
Donna Eads 11 aylar önce
I have always enjoyed liistening to stories. History is the ultimate storybook. Talk about sensational topics. Everything from overcoming hardships, adventure, mystery, betrayal, heroism and love. It delivers without fail.
Doody Bird
Doody Bird Yıl önce
From what I've seen where The Tor sits up on that hill, I read where the landscape was swampy all around it. They found the graves of two people buried in tree trunk coffins. The man was buried with a sword and his height was at or over 7ft tall, the women buried beside him was well over 6ft. If the history says King Arthur was buried on an island, could that be the hill where the Tor is and the landscape around it much different back then than what it is now? Maybe talking about a lot more water surrounding it?
The Raging Platypus
The Raging Platypus Yıl önce
In America, we've got lots of stories of giants being unearthed. You can still read newspaper articles from the early 1900s about it. The Smithsonian always came in to do proper research and then nothing was ever seen or talked about again.
Old Heathen
Old Heathen Yıl önce
@The Raging Platypus Not one of them credible !
Pam Bromley
Pam Bromley Yıl önce
Fascinating series. Same process still going on of course.
WizzardOfPaws Yıl önce
It blows my mind that all these thousands of magnificent stone buildings are no more.
dan trey
dan trey Yıl önce
in every epoch there are positives and negatives including in our present one... the next one will be no different..good show.
Voya Ristika
Voya Ristika 3 aylar önce
This is a wonderful series that fully satisfies my thirst for English history. I'm American but English history is my passion. I'm so glad I found this series! THANK YOU!
Warrior of Truth
Warrior of Truth 17 gün önce
Glad you find joy in our rich History...I do too..but have deep concerns for its future. Much love
rgwholt 16 gün önce
Don't set to much store by. this very good series . It is very. much Frances Pryor's own view and as such rather biased . I think it has some credence , but he tends to twist things to his own theory and doesn't mention what is probably the most important thing , namely , Anglo Saxon place names and the almost 100% lack of Celtic/ British place names in England.. Yes Bede was writing 200 years after the event , but Frances is writing 1500 years after the event. The Venerable Bede gets my vote.
Maggs Bufton
Maggs Bufton Yıl önce
Good Gods, what I would give to be involved in researching these sites…the study, the history is absolutely fascinating. Definitely Going back to Uni to study my passion this time around and I am going to live my dream….
Miles Wakefield
Miles Wakefield 11 aylar önce
Ahh, it's good to see proper scientific methodology applied to history. Start with a conclusion then search only for evidence that supports it.
TPHVICTIMS 14 gün önce
4:05 Roman fighter jets. They really meant business. All kidding aside this is FLAT OUT BRILLIANT. I’m literally an OLD Fan of the Time Team Series. I’m on the doorstep of 70 years old and I’ve ALWAYS felt that I was not being told the truth about Human history. I’m also a huge fan of Hancock and John Anthony West. I believe there has been RESETS of civilization. Many resets in fact. Just BRILLIANT Work here. I feel affirmation when I see these videos. I’m guessing quite a few people couldn’t follow a video for more than 5 minutes today. Those 5 minute videos tend to Dumb down the Masses (sheep).
John Newton
John Newton Yıl önce
The new archaeological evidence provides a basis upon which we can make more assumptions. I don't find the argument that the Britons were so enamoured with the culture and language of a few Anglo-Saxon itinerants that they decided to adopt it and to the extent that the whole country was subsumed by it. What about the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle - written at the end of the 9th century - who wrote that?
jcofortco Yıl önce
Fantastic & VERY informative. Thank you!!
Deeno Berry
Deeno Berry Yıl önce
History channel has completely changed since I was a kid in the 90's. So much amazingly interesting things are not being shown to this generation. So very sad and u beneficial to all our future.
James Barlow
James Barlow Yıl önce
As delightful a presentation as its content is extraordinary!!!
Bob Gillis
Bob Gillis Yıl önce
I enjoyed this well-made documentary. However, I do think that there is a little too much speculation involved (perhaps as is the norm in archeological interpretation) based upon scant physical evidence. Perhaps this tells us more upon the interpreters of this history than the subjects of their study.
Douglas Yıl önce
Or it tells us more about the culture of those currently doing the interpretation. For one example, we are constantly told today that women are oppressed, despite the evidence, so women buried without fancy clothes are thought to belong to a lower-class. However, there have been societies where the more 'pure' you were, the least fanciful stuff you needed, so those women might have been the cream of society. As others point out, there is also the culture of being unable to make a name (or profit) by agreeing with previous people: it is necessary to recreate a new story, even if backed up by as little evidence as the story you are arguing against. Bede was probably largely wrong but that doesn't make this documentary right (though it is interesting).
Ye Yıl önce
@Douglas Read Le Morte Darthur’s introduction in the 1894 edition by Sir Edward Strachey. It could have been written yesterday. First section of the introduction after discussing the history of the book is a rebuttal to those who criticize the primitive morality of medieval times like SJWs do of history and culture today. The next part describes what it is the critics don’t understand of that which they mock, christian devotion and chivalry. The critics take what the knighthood built-civilization, moral law, fighting for the oppressed-and throw out the honor, loyalty, politeness, gentleness, courage, christ and the holy role of the Lady in progressing towards heaven on earth while the whole world fights back. They weigh down the knightly ideals of Ladies and Gentlemen by lumping them in with the barbarism of the world they opposed. At the same time they divorce the barbarism of the world from the values and systems inherited from noble men so that they may adopt barbarism and sin without acknowledging the inevitable destruction of all they take for granted. While a system should be understood for its flaws as it is its successes for an analysis to be complete, the ideals of the knight are virtues that are good unto themselves while also tools for greater progress. They uplift the spirit of mankind immediately when practiced while also encouraging systems of governance and society to make better decisions that move us beyond “eye for an eye” perpetual conflict thinking. They are THE system for purifying the spirit of mankind regardless of the imperfections of their wielders.
Steve Skepper
Steve Skepper Yıl önce
I grew up in Lincoln and the Witham Valley. You literally cant put a spade in the ground anywhere without digging up roman or mediaval artifacts and buildings foundations.
Judy McGaugh
Judy McGaugh Yıl önce
Guy walking on top of history, everytime he took a step on the walls he was kicking parts of the rock walls off. I would think he would have loved the remains enough to know doing this erodes the relics unaturally.. i do love the info this channel put out tho. Alot of time and work goes into giving us the past .. good job👏🏻👍did love the finding of the swords and metal relics. When i see something like that i always wondered how the past owners would have felt holding their swords..and the giving back of them to the water makes sense..
Josh Arnold
Josh Arnold Yıl önce
I totally agree . I was literally crying! Crying my eyes out watching him desecrate the sacred ancient walls of Britain. I can hardly get myself together to type this but I'm donating 1,000 dollars to gofundme and raising money to build fences around the walls so this can't happen ever again.
Too young to be old
Too young to be old Yıl önce
@Josh Arnold I don't believe you.
VPWedding Yıl önce
Weren't those walls built to be walked upon? Anything that was removable would be gone in the first hundred years. If anything is being kicked off, it is recently acquired dust and plant growth.
Josh Arnold
Josh Arnold Yıl önce
@Too young to be old ok ,you got me. I'm actually donating only 500 but crumbling walls are a real passion of mine.
Pepsi cola
Pepsi cola Yıl önce
Excellent documentary, thankyou for your research and information.
S D. BOGLE Yıl önce
It now makes you wonder why they call it the dark ages with all this amazing history.
Lord Ralph L Sherlock
Lord Ralph L Sherlock Yıl önce
It is more credible now that there was no Camalot. The seat of Ufa Pendraig and Arcturus Pendraig was Cadwy Castle in Somerset. Arthur, whilst Ufa was still alive had a Castle Fort at Dunster in Somerset, a few miles from Cadwy. According to the story of Arthur, when he inherited Camalot, he strengthened the defences against the Saxon invaders of Cerdic. The fact that the site of Cadwy shows strengthening AFTER the retreat of the Romans would tie in with the history of Arthur.
Tom Goldman
Tom Goldman Yıl önce
If only I could swap my professor with Francis Pryor that would be bloody, massively wicked. No more boring lectures and what not
CM Yıl önce
I can't imagine how it would feel to be an average person, an archeologist, a historian and live in the place where most of your ancestors have lived for many, many generations. Or maybe my situation would feel stranger to them. I live in a place far from my hometown where my more recent ancestors only lived since the late 19th century. I have never visited the places across the ocean where the people before them had lived. Staring out at the earth here makes me feel strangely lonely. There is nothing for me to relate to, no one I'm at all closely related to underground. Nothing above it they left behind.
Cloudy Skies
Cloudy Skies Yıl önce
I'm the descendant of immigrant ancestors a couple of generations back, and I myself emigrated. It's lonely but you can still connect to the natural landscape if you get to know it; earth is still your home. My ancestors fled a bad situation looking for the chance at a better life, and I did the same thing. In that sense we're still connected: do your best, try to survive, be gracious and generous, do right by the people in your community, etc. I honor their motivations that way.
Kyrie Eleison
Kyrie Eleison Yıl önce
Seek solace in Our Lord, His Holy Catholic Church. and His divine mercy and justice. If you are young, take an older person's advice and turn away from the errors of "progress" and the slow perversion of Christian customs and traditions, and orient yourself towards goodness, truth, and beauty in service of our Lord. Then perhaps God will see you fit to marry and reestablish Christendom. You feel isolated and alone because we all are in this global, evil, usurious, greedy system that treats us like cogs in a machine instead of people. We have to reject the revolutionary evils of the Renaissance and every other sensual and prideful period that came after it (Pseudo-Reformation, French Revolution, Communism, etc) and embrace virtue through the Passion of Our Lord. Embrace the cross, it is the only way to amend your life and find comfort in this vallis lacrimarum.
Deborah Rosen
Deborah Rosen Yıl önce
@Kyrie Eleison Leave your proselytizing out of it. Matthew 6:1-6, keep your faith to yourself.
Clinton Gray
Clinton Gray Yıl önce
I've seen those iron swords in museums, those men must have been extremely strong to swirl those around.
Connie Casey
Connie Casey 2 aylar önce
I love these programs...the archeologists always wear a slight smile. You can tell they are passionate about what they do and are thrilled to be sharing the information.
Ben Lucas
Ben Lucas Yıl önce
Good stuff, but I think the more logical assumption is that the abbeys were set up to collect tolls from people who crossed and the weapons were tossed in the water for the same reason that TSA checkpoints have a collection of pocket knives in a bucket.
Civil Engineer
Civil Engineer Yıl önce
Yes. Also, there may be many abbeys there because the land is property of the church (an allodial holding perhaps?)
Kyrie Eleison
Kyrie Eleison Yıl önce
It's only "logical" if you have an a priori bias against the Catholic Church as being greedy. Their first and foremost goal was to convert people, and they would not achieve that, particularly an abbey of monks without an army, by taking advantage of the local population and swindling them with tolls. Don't you think that the lords and other land-holders would have revolted against unjust buildings of abbeys if that's what they were doing? Obviously the people there let them build them, and it is illogical to think monks in the abbeys forced people to toss their weapons or pay tolls without a large security force at their disposal.
Al Ellisande
Al Ellisande Yıl önce
@Kyrie Eleison An interesting point in this video and about Ireland too is that Catholicism existed in England in pre-Saxon times sans Rome and that, in Ireland, between the time of St Patrick c.400 and the Anglo-Norman invasion 1169, Catholicism sans Rome existed in Ireland too. This invasion of Ireland had the approval of Il Papa as independent Catholicism was not in the interests of Rome. Right now, or at least before Musk and Bezos, the Vatican is the richest bank in the world. So it is greedy. What you're saying about conversion and a soft approach makes sense for political reasons but make no mistake, the Catholic Church is a political organisation. I'm not sure that's what Jesus meant it to be. They're hardly going to convert people by beating them up as kids and other unspeakable things in schools, but that's what they did. Conversely, Ireland was doing fine until the Anglo-Normans turned us to Rome and then after Henry VIII, the English realised their mistake and tried to turn us to London instead. For God's sake of course. Rome doesn't like Gnosticism either because it's too literal, and dealt with adherents of Gnosticism like fury Hell hath no, but they tell us we should take the Bible literally and disowned science when science said "Hang on a minute boss, it would seem that your book is more of a parable as it doesn't seem to reflect the complexities of what really happened." So Rome wants control. Your soft approach doesn't go against that but seeking tolls or church donations in return for easier access to life everlasting is not out of kilter either.
GreyWolfClimber 4 aylar önce
You yanks all have these bizarre ideas based on your own little obsessions.
Stuart Hartley
Stuart Hartley Aylar önce
Fascinating program. Loved it.
SelectTravelVacations Yıl önce
I love that our perceptions about our own history changes the more we discover new things about the past. This certainly explains my DNA profile!
psychedelic prawn crumpets
psychedelic prawn crumpets 4 aylar önce
Still doesn't make what Francis postulates as truth... He might succeed in changing your perseption but that doesn't make his new version of history a reality. I'm not buying it so easily
Anne Crofts
Anne Crofts Yıl önce
This series dates back to 2004, there have been many, many new finds, theories and archeological findings since then, in the past 18 years. It's good to see old series but technology has come on tremendously since
Elizabeth Brauer
Elizabeth Brauer Yıl önce
Traced my father's family back to the 1300s in England/Britain. We are all here because our forefathers and foremothers survived the Black Plague (among many other disastrous events). Truth matters.
ruthlys 11 aylar önce
I love this. Was a history lover but somehow missed dark age stuff! (I mean really- no one can delve into all the history of everything) i always assumed “dark ages” meant that it was “dark”- as in- we have minimal records/evidence so it is a mystery. I never once thought it meant barbaric or primitive. So nice to know my uneducated guess was more accurate than expert opinion 🤣🤣🤣
alliefae1221 Yıl önce
Does no one wonder how the sword got into that stone?
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