Film: 6921

History | 1960 | Sound | Colour

Synopsis:

Medieval era.
Eastern (Grecian?) ruins, showing architecture in detail. Cathedral in France, commentary talks of stone quarrying and the construction of churches and cathedrals. Close ups of architecture and gargoyles. Amiens Cathedral. Large rosary stained glass rosary window. Views of stained glass windows and internal architecture. Quotations from the Middle Ages regarding churches. External architecture, spires, reliefs. Reconstruction of a blacksmith at work. Ruined medieval buildings. Description of manor farms and feudal farming system. Castle and surrounding community. Women working. Period costumes and tools. Lord of Manor checking work and produce. Peasants working the land, turning soil, collecting hay, ploughing with oxen. Map showing land use by Lord and villagers and crop rotation.


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