Sandwiched between the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of the Renaissance, the medieval period is clouded by clichés of knights on chargers, superstitious peasants and tyrannical feudal lords – but what was it really like? Through a collection of documentaries and a one-off drama, BBC Four travels back to the Middle Ages and finds an unfamiliar place...
These programmes were broadcast under the overall banner of "The Medieval Season" on BBC Four in early 2008 alongside the two distinct series "Inside the Medieval Mind" and "In Search Of Medieval Britain"
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