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29th Dec '17 1:53:05 PM freyalorelei
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* ''A Knight's Tale''

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* ''A Knight's Tale''''Film/AKnightsTale''
29th Dec '17 1:52:12 PM freyalorelei
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* ''A Knight's Tale''
7th Dec '17 12:45:56 AM DragonQuestZ
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Era of the crusades, Myth/RobinHood, and fat, lecherous (but good-hearted) friars. Also home to [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[SquishyWizard wizards]], [[KnightInShiningArmor knights in shining armour]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses beautiful princesses]] with big headdresses and tall, spirally gothic architecture. Expect to see a {{Corrupt Church}}man or two wandering the landscape [[BurnTheWitch burning witches]], heretics, and pretty much ''anyone'' who doesn't agree with [[KnightTemplar them]]. Also expect to see people comically dropping left and right from [[ThePlague the Black Death]]. ''("Bring out your deeeeaaaaa----" *Fall* *Splut!*'')

If the story does not take place in some unspecified kingdom, the setting is likely to be a [[YouFailHistoryForever mythologized]] UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} or UsefulNotes/{{France}}, though [[UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} Jerusalem]], which had pretty much been ignored since BibleTimes will now also be used as the stage for all sorts of flashy battles involving cutlass-wielding [[ArabianNightsDays Turks]] and ruggedly handsome [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Knights Templar]].

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Era of the crusades, Myth/RobinHood, and fat, lecherous (but good-hearted) friars. Also home to [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[SquishyWizard wizards]], [[KnightInShiningArmor knights in shining armour]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses beautiful princesses]] with big headdresses headdresses, and tall, spirally gothic architecture. Expect to see a {{Corrupt Church}}man or two wandering the landscape [[BurnTheWitch burning witches]], heretics, and pretty much ''anyone'' who doesn't agree with [[KnightTemplar them]]. Also expect to see people comically dropping left and right from [[ThePlague the Black Death]]. ''("Bring out your deeeeaaaaa----" *Fall* *Splut!*'')

If the story does not take place in some unspecified kingdom, the setting is likely to be a [[YouFailHistoryForever [[ArtisticLicenseHistory mythologized]] UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} or UsefulNotes/{{France}}, though [[UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} Jerusalem]], which had pretty much been ignored since BibleTimes will now also be used as the stage for all sorts of flashy battles involving cutlass-wielding [[ArabianNightsDays Turks]] and ruggedly handsome [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Knights Templar]].
6th Dec '17 5:40:32 PM angie710
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' by George R. R. Martin




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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''
3rd Dec '17 4:39:39 PM emperors
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''



* ''Film/{{Dragonslayer}}''



* ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer''

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* ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer''
14th Nov '17 7:12:21 PM PaulA
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The TropeCodifier for the High Middle Ages was the 19th century, when the Middle Ages were celebrated as the embodiment of {{Romanticism}} in the RomanticismVersusEnlightenment debate. AncientGreece, meanwhile, had been cast as the embodiment of [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment Enlightenment]] in the 18th century. In reality, Ancient Greece and the High Middle Ages were very similar societies: both valued philosophy, science, and engineering, but feared and used magic and loved to fight. Both also had slaves, and a de facto caste system; both had a mix of slave/serf and free farmers as the basis of society. The Greeks valued city living more, though (TheHunchbackOfNotreDame notwithstanding), and were a mix of petty kingdoms, democracies ("democracy" meant "mob rule" for a very long time thanks to their example), and lawless autocracies; but Persia was feudal (and most of medieval material culture -- knights, castles, tunics, pointy shoes, roses, rhyming poetry, princesses in towers wearing conical hats with veils, wizards with robes covered in holy symbols -- is originally Persian). It's fair to say that the High Middle Ages and classical Greece would've understood each other well, if they'd interacted -- while contemporary Romantics and Enlightenment-ists would both have reasons to dislike both societies.

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The TropeCodifier for the High Middle Ages was the 19th century, when the Middle Ages were celebrated as the embodiment of {{Romanticism}} in the RomanticismVersusEnlightenment debate. AncientGreece, meanwhile, had been cast as the embodiment of [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment Enlightenment]] in the 18th century. In reality, Ancient Greece and the High Middle Ages were very similar societies: both valued philosophy, science, and engineering, but feared and used magic and loved to fight. Both also had slaves, and a de facto caste system; both had a mix of slave/serf and free farmers as the basis of society. The Greeks valued city living more, though (TheHunchbackOfNotreDame notwithstanding), though, and were a mix of petty kingdoms, democracies ("democracy" meant "mob rule" for a very long time thanks to their example), and lawless autocracies; but Persia was feudal (and most of medieval material culture -- knights, castles, tunics, pointy shoes, roses, rhyming poetry, princesses in towers wearing conical hats with veils, wizards with robes covered in holy symbols -- is originally Persian). It's fair to say that the High Middle Ages and classical Greece would've understood each other well, if they'd interacted -- while contemporary Romantics and Enlightenment-ists would both have reasons to dislike both societies.
28th Sep '17 5:39:16 PM Abbot_Cellach
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* ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer''
28th Sep '17 5:36:38 PM Abbot_Cellach
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* ''WesternAnimation/Shrek''

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* ''WesternAnimation/Shrek''
''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''
28th Sep '17 5:35:57 PM Abbot_Cellach
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* ''WesternAnimation/Shrek''
18th Sep '17 3:35:58 PM emperors
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* ''Knights of the Temple: Infernal Crusade''
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