Terry Jones' Medieval Lives

ISBN-10: 0563522755

ISBN-13: 9780563522751

Edition: 2005

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Famous for lampooning the medieval world inMonty Python and the Holy Grail,Terry Jones has a real passion for and detailed knowledge of the Middle Ages. InTerry Jones' Medieval Lives,his mission is to rescue the Middle Ages from moth-eaten cliches and well-worn platitudes. Behind the stereotypes of "damsels in distress" and "knights in shining armor," there are wonderfully human stories that bring the period to life. Terry will start withnbsp;the medieval archetypes—the Knight, Peasant, Damsel, Monk, Outlaw, King, Merchant, and Physician—and in the course of unravelling their role and function will introducenbsp;a host of colorful real-life characters, recreating their world by visiting key locations.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, Wales on February 1, 1942. He was a writer for such BBC programs as The Frost Report and Do Not Adjust Your Set, before joining with Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin to form the Monty Python comedy troupe. Best remembered as the nude organist, Jones co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), and directed Life of Brian (1979) and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983). Along with many Python-related books, screenplays, and records, he has written several non-fiction works including Chaucer's Knight: The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary, Who Murdered Chaucer?: A Medieval Mystery, and Terry Jones's War on the War on Terror. He also wrote numerous children's books including The Saga of Erik the Viking, which won the Children's Book Award in 1984, Fantastic Stories, The Beast with a Thousand Teeth, The Curse of the Vampire Socks, and Bedtime Stories.

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