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Subject: Medieval Warfare

History is often defined as the story of epic wars, and nothing says “epic” like a war with knights and castles and heroic deeds. These wars are often more historically verifiable than Ancient wars, roughly spanning the 5th through the 16th centuries.

Arn - Riket vid vägens slut (Arn: The Kingdom at Road's End)

  • Director: Peter Flinth
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Production Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, Norway, Germany

Returned home from the Crusades at long last, Arn marries and begins to build a home and a life with his new family. But when his friend King Knut dies, leaving a mere child as his heir, Arn must sally forth once again to defend his people and do his part for the eventual unification of Sweden.

Arn - Tempelriddaren (Arn: The Knight Templar)

  • Director: Peter Flinth
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Production Country: Sweden, United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany

Caught on the wrong side of a civil war and in bed with his fiancée, Arn is sentenced to twenty years' penance for his crimes. Trained by a Templar in the arts of war, Arn heads out to do battle in Palestine with his fellow knights, hoping to live long enough to return home.

Boj na Kosovu (Battle of Kosovo)

  • Director: Zdravko Sotra
  • Release Date: 1989
  • Production Country: Yugoslavia

On June 28, 1389 at Kosovo Polje, the Serbian Emperor Lazar and the Ottoman Sultan Murat send their armies into an epic battle against one another.

First Knight

  • Director: Jerry Zucker
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Production Country: United States

Young Guenevere refuses to break her promise to marry an aging King Arthur (in return for his protection over her people and her lands), no matter how dashing the young wandering warrior Lancelot may be; but, when Lancelot turns up at Arthur's court, Guenevere realizes that her feelings are not so easily denied, especially when Lancelot refuses to take "no" for an answer.

Hwangsanbul (Once Upon a Time in the Battlefield)

  • Director: Jun-ik Lee
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Production Country: South Korea

As the armies of the Kingdom of Silla march north, the people of Baekje flee in terror, leaving their dissolute king with only one noble, the mighty general Kye-baek, to send to his kingdom's defense, with 5,000 men to defend his country against the 50,000 man strong Silla army when they meet at the pass of Hwangsanbul.

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