||Re: Prepare the holy hand grenade!
||Fladhimair O'Harshlad (guest, 126.96.36.199)
||March 17, 2001 at 8:39:17 AM
||Prepare the holy hand grenade! by Selwyn
I love that movie! And the various humorous anachronisms aside, the medieval Python settings, with their simple-minded savagery and disgusting scummy peasantry, are probably much more accurate in depicting life in those times than most other movies.
I'm currently reading "Deus Lo Volt", a novelish chronicle of the events of the Crusades that contains mostly documented accounts of what went on. The degree and scale of the brutality by both Crusaders and Saracens is horrifying -- surely the 1100's were a time that would be as alien to most of us as the surface of Mars! It's a wonder humanity has made it this far (notice I didn't say "progressed").
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