Out of the chaos, darkness and violence of the Middle Ages, one family rose to seize control of England - The Plantaganets. Acclaimed historian Dan Jones tells the story of the dynasty who ruled England and much of France during the Middle Ages. More shocking, brutal and exhilarating than Game of Thrones, these events actually happened.
Runtime: 45 minutes
Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty - 10th century - Netflix
The 10th century is the period from 901 to 1000 in accordance with the Julian calendar, and the last century of the 1st millennium. In China the Song dynasty was established. The Muslim World experienced a cultural zenith, especially in al-Andalus under the Caliphate of Córdoba. Additionally, it was the zenith for the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires. Medievalist and historian of technology Lynn White said that “to the modern eye, it is very nearly the darkest of the Dark Ages”, but concluded that “. . . if it was dark, it was the darkness of the womb.” Similarly, Helen Waddell wrote that the 10th century was that which “in the textbooks disputes with the seventh the bad eminence, the nadir of the human intellect.” In the 15th century, Lorenzo Valla described it as the Century of Lead and Iron and later Cardinal Baronius as the Leaden Century or Iron Century. One estimate said that the tenth century saw fewer deaths in war (as a percentage of the total population) than any other century since 3000 BC.
Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty - Africa - Netflix
c. 909: The Fatimid Caliphate arises in eastern Algeria. c. 948: The Nri Kingdom in what is now Southeastern Nigeria starts. c. 980: Al-Azhar University is established in Cairo by the Fatimid dynasty. The Christian Nubian kingdom reaches its peak of prosperity and military power (Early history of Sudan)