1. Julian Glover – Myth Makers #100 VOD


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    Julian Glover is one of Britain’s most respected and accomplished stage and screen actors. He has appeared in two Doctor Who stories, as Richard the Lionheart in The Crusade and as Scaroth, last of the Jaggaroth, in City of Death. Two very different stories with two very different Doctors. The first, William Hartnell and the second, Tom Baker. In this Myth Makers, we chat to Julian about working with these two great, but idiosyncratic, actors and find out which story he enjoyed most. This programme was recorded at the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s Doctor Who Unleashed convention, held in Ipswich in July 2006. It combines two interviews with Julian, one on stage and the other an exclusive for Myth Makers, during one of his few spare moments!

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    • Château de Beynac - A Medieval Castle in Dordogne


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      Short video of exploring the castle of Beynac during a spring visit to Périgord. The Château was built in the 12th century by the barons of Beynac and stands on top of a cliff from which it dominates the town of Beynac and the northern bank of the Dordogne River. The region and the castle witnessed many human dramas throughout the centuries, including struggles for power between the English and the French who set on the opposing sides of the Dordogne river. Richard Cœur de Lion, king of England was a Baron of Beynac between 1189–1199. During the Albigensian Crusade the castle was under siege and its fortifications destroyed. The Crusade was a two decade campaign to eradicate the Cathars in Southern France, whose theology embodied earlier forms of Gnosticism.

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      • The Tomb of Richard the Lionheart


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        Fontevraud Abbey in Normandy has been a monastery and a prison in its 900-year history, but it has also been the final resting place of two English kings.

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        • 1295: The Year of the Galleys - Dr Ian Friel


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          This lecture is about an extraordinary set of English shipbuilding accounts dating from the 1290s, when the ports of London, Southampton, Ipswich, York, Newcastle and other places constructed eight war galleys for King Edward I. These accounts are the earliest-known significant English shipbuilding records, but they also have a wider historical importance, offering a unique 'snapshot' of late 13th-century England. The lecture will consider the maritime aspects of the project, but will also show what the material has to tell us about the nature of working life for 'ordinary' people, from shipwrights and blacksmiths to the women employed to clear the shipbuilding sites of wood chips. The City of London built two of the biggest galleys, so 'The Year of the Galleys' will have an added interest for Gresham audiences. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/1295-the-year-of-the-galleys Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege

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          • Das Leben von Richard Loewenherz/The life of Richard the Lionheart


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            Entwicklung einer Golden Retriever Namen Richard Löwenherz. Erste Staffel. von 2 bis 3 Monaten Development of a golden retriever named Richard the Lionheart. First season. 2-3 months

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            • Richard I of England. Poet and composer.


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              (b Oxford, Sept 1157; d Limoges, 11 April 1199). King of England (1189-99), Duke of Aquitaine from 1171, and Count of Poitou from 1169, poet and composer. Son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, he spent most of his life in France. His reputation as poet and composer has been exaggerated by the fictitious story of his rescue from prison by Blondel de Nesle in 1194. But two of his poems, one with music, survive, both ‘topical’ in theme. Though his contribution as a member of the earliest generation of trouvères is slight, he did leave one of the earliest examples of the rotrouenge. He was the subject of an admired opera by Grètry (1784). Richard I (1157-1199), called the Lion-hearted, reigned as king of England from 1189 to 1199. He is famous for his exploits on the Third Crusade. Born on Sept. 8, 1157, Richard I was the third son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. From an early age he was regarded as his mother's heir and from 1168 lived with her in her duchy, chiefly at Poitiers. He was enthroned as duke in 1172; in the next year he and his brothers allied with the king of France against their father in a wide-ranging conspiracy. They were defeated, but Henry left Richard in Aquitaine, where he made his reputation as a soldier suppressing local risings. The death of his elder brother (1183) made Richard heir to the throne. He resisted by force his father's proposed transfer of Aquitaine to his brother John, being determined to keep for himself all his father's French lands. In November 1188 he did homage for them to Philip II of France and campaigned with him against Henry II. Henry was defeated and had to grant all their demands before his death (July 6, 1189). Richard succeeded his father without difficulty; he was installed as Duke of Normandy (July 20) and crowned king of England on September 3. His principal object was now to raise money for a crusade; everything was for sale, including offices and privileges, and Richard even released the king of Scots from vassalage for 10,000 marks. Leaving England to a council of regency, Richard set out in 1190, traveling through Sicily. There he recognized Tancred as king, offending Emperor Henry VI, who was claiming the throne in the right of his wife. On his way east Richard seized Cyprus from its Greek ruler and there married Berengaria of Navarre. Richard twice defeated Saladin, at Arsuf (Sept. 7, 1191) and Jaffa (July 1192), and twice got within 12 miles of Jerusalem, but his military skill was offset by his quarrels with the other leaders. The crusade failed to reestablish the Latin kingdom, and Richard, deeply disappointed, left Palestine (September 1192) after concluding a truce that gave the Christians a narrow coastal strip and access as pilgrims to the holy places. On his way home he was captured and handed over to the Emperor, who demanded £100,000 as ransom and kept him a prisoner till February 1194, when a large part of the money was handed over. The last years of Richard's life were spent in France, meeting the attacks of the King. Philip made no headway against Richard's superior generalship, but Richard's early death (April 6, 1199) in a minor foray opened the way for the conquest of Normandy and Anjou a few years later.

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              • Battle Castle: Chateau Gaillard 360


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                LOCATION: France THE BUILD: Chateau Gaillard was constructed by King Richard I in the late 12th century. Otherwise known as “Richard the Lionheart”, this legendary English ruler engineered the castle to counter French attempts on England’s holdings in continental Europe. His castle builders turned this vision into an unparalleled stronghold in less than two years. Perched high above the River Seine, its knife-like keep, arced-stone wall and multiple baileys speak to its military purpose and its King’s fiery character. THE SIEGE: This castle was attacked by Richard’s archenemy, Philip II of France. Bolstered by medieval weapons like the mangonel Phillip Augustus led an army through Normandy in 1203, arriving at Chateau Gaillard in the latter part of the year. He attacked a river fort and the adjacent town of Petit Andely, before even reaching Chateau Gaillard. The gruesome battle went on through the winter, claiming many lives and intensifying the historical struggle between English and French.

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                • Château Gaillard


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                  Perched high above the River Seine, Chateau Gaillard's knife-like keep, arced-stone wall and multiple baileys speak to its military purpose and its King’s fiery character.

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                  • Heroes & Villains Clip 3


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                    During the Third Crusade, the crusaders arrive in Jaffa and find it destroyed. Uneasiness in the ranks and an attack that leaves one of his close friend's dead, Richard hopes to marry off his sister to Al Adil and create an alliance. However, Al Adil will not agree and the crusaders begin to suffer from a lack of supplies. Finally, Richard decides not to attack Jerusalem and the coalition falls apart. Eventually he must face the decision of protecting his kingdom from his brother or completing his oath to God. In the end, Richard plans to return home but when Jaffa is assaulted, he returns to rescue his men.

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                    • Heroes & Villains Clip 2


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