Terry Jones is best known as a member of Monty Python but he has also written books on medieval England, Chaucer's Knight, the highly acclaimed Who Murdered Chaucer? and Crusades, as well as Terry Jones' Barbarians, which accompanied a major television series he presented in 2006. He is the author of several children's books including Fairy Tales and Fantastic Stories, The Knight and the Squire and The Lady and the Squire. He has directed several feature films: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, Personal Services, Erik the Viking and The Wind in the Willows. Alan Ereira has worked as an award-winning producer and writer of history programmes on radio and television for over 40 years, and has collaborated with Terry for ten years on a number of historical films. His previous books include The People's England, The Invergordon Mutiny, The Heart of the World and (with Terry Jones) Crusades and Terry Jones' Barbarians.
I am fascinated by the medieval time period (although preferably a bit earlier) and enjoyed this book. It was a fun read.Published 4 days ago by Jonesy
This is very wittily written. You might even learn something. I always thought "The Dark Ages" were rather a bleak period in history, but apparently the sun did shine and... Read morePublished 4 days ago by L K Feingold
I was a history major in college and am learning so much in this book. Very well written with a perspective that can make you laugh out loud. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Marcia Grubbs-Weiss
I enjoyed this book more than expected probably because there were echoes of Monty Python reverberating throughout. Read morePublished 11 days ago by BERTA
Fantastic rip roaring look at medieval lives giving you a totally different look at how modern the medievals were. Well written.Published 12 days ago by Oily Seagull
Had covered a lot of the material before but this was a good slant on it, thoroughly good read.Published 12 days ago by Jim