Out of the chaos, darkness and violence of the Middle Ages, one family rose to seize control of England - The Plantaganets. Acclaimed historian Dan Jones tells the story of the dynasty who ruled England and much of France during the Middle Ages. More shocking, brutal and exhilarating than Game of Thrones, these events actually happened.

Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2014-11-27

Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty - 10th century - Netflix

The 10th century is the period from 901 to 1000 in accordance with the Julian calendar, and the last century of the 1st millennium. In China the Song dynasty was established. The Muslim World experienced a cultural zenith, especially in al-Andalus under the Caliphate of Córdoba. Additionally, it was the zenith for the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires. Medievalist and historian of technology Lynn White said that “to the modern eye, it is very nearly the darkest of the Dark Ages”, but concluded that “. . . if it was dark, it was the darkness of the womb.” Similarly, Helen Waddell wrote that the 10th century was that which “in the textbooks disputes with the seventh the bad eminence, the nadir of the human intellect.” In the 15th century, Lorenzo Valla described it as the Century of Lead and Iron and later Cardinal Baronius as the Leaden Century or Iron Century. One estimate said that the tenth century saw fewer deaths in war (as a percentage of the total population) than any other century since 3000 BC.

Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty - Inventions, discoveries, introductions - Netflix

List of 9th-10th centuries inventions 10th century-12th century - Seated Guaryin Bodhisattva, is made. Liao dynasty. It is now kept at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Construction begins on the Brihadeeswarar Temple of India, during the reign of Rajaraja Chola I The first pound lock is invented by the Chinese engineer Qiao Weiyo, improving the canal lock system. Fire arrows are invented by the Chinese. Earliest known occurrence in Mexico of Lost-wax casting. Three of the Four Great Books of Song are published (the last one in 1013), which were enormous Chinese encyclopedias having millions of written Chinese characters each. Hops first mentioned in connection with beer brewing Zhang Sixun of China uses for the first time liquid mercury (element) instead of water to power the escapement mechanism rotating an armillary sphere, since liquid mercury does not freeze easily like water during winter, and does not rust metal parts

Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty - References - Netflix