Famous Men of the Middle Ages

John Henry HAAREN (1855 - 1916) and A. B. POLAND ( - )

“THE study of history, like the study of a landscape, should begin with the most conspicuous features. Not until these have been fixed in memory will the lesser features fall into their appropriate places and assume their right proportions.

The famous men of ancient and modern times are the mountain peaks of history. It is logical then that the study of history should begin with the biographies of these men.

Not only is it logical; it is also pedagogical. Experience has proven that in order to attract and hold the child’s attention each conspicuous feature of history presented to him should have an individual for its center. The child identifies himself with the personage presented. It is not Romulus or Herecules or Alexander that the child has in mind when be reads, but himself, acting under similar conditions.”

(Excerpt from the Preface of “Famous Men of the Middle Ages”)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Middle Ages/Middle History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface David Kleparek
00:04:04
Play 01 The Gods of the Teutons Leon Mire
00:11:22
Play 02 The Nibelungs Leon Mire
00:13:06
Play 03 Alaric the Visigoth Andy
00:08:54
Play 04 Attila the Hun David Kleparek
00:09:56
Play 05 Genseric the Vandal David Kleparek
00:10:53
Play 06 Theodoric the Ostrogoth ontheroad
00:07:20
Play 07 Clovis Andy
00:10:34
Play 08 Justinian David Kleparek
00:10:01
Play 09 Mohammed David Kleparek
00:12:32
Play 10 Charles Martel and Pepin Andy
00:10:27
Play 11 Charlemagne Laura Caldwell
00:09:13
Play 12 Haren-al-Raschid Alec Daitsman
00:06:20
Play 13 Egbert the Saxon Alec Daitsman
00:05:58
Play 14 Rollo the Viking Andy
00:10:19
Play 15 Alfred the Great Alec Daitsman
00:06:52
Play 16 Henry the Fowler Alec Daitsman
00:05:50
Play 17 Canute the Great Alec Daitsman
00:04:12
Play 18 The Cid Alec Daitsman
00:08:05
Play 19 Edward the Confessor Kristine Bekere
00:04:34
Play 20 William the Conqueror Roger Melin
00:06:55
Play 21 Peter the Hermit Kristine Bekere
00:07:05
Play 22 Frederick Barbarossa Kristine Bekere
00:05:52
Play 23 Henry the Second and His Sons Kristine Bekere
00:12:51
Play 24 Louis IX David Kleparek
00:07:12
Play 25 Robert Bruce Andy
00:07:54
Play 26 Marco Polo Kristine Bekere
00:07:45
Play 27 Edward the Black Prince Kristine Bekere
00:09:02
Play 28 William Tell and Arnold von Winkelreid Kalynda
00:06:54
Play 29 Tamerlane ontheroad
00:05:05
Play 30 Henry V John Lieder
00:07:50
Play 31 Joan of Arc David Kleparek
00:08:16
Play 32 Gutenberg Esther
00:06:48
Play 33 Warwick the King-Maker Alec Daitsman
00:10:02