1AN AGE OF KINGS
(1960) THIS early BBC series covered all Shakespeare's major royal plays from Richard II onwards.
Backyard Baseball was my favorite PC game, and my brother and I would argue over whether or not it was fair to use the Mongols in Age of Empires: The Age of Kings
. I spent endless hours meticulously arranging and rearranging my legion of baseball/basketball/football cards.
In 1804, partly to discourage assassination and create a political permanence, Napoleon crowned himself emperor, saying, "I found the crown of France in the gutter and I picked it up." Napoleon secured France from internal revolution, but as Stendhal, one of his soldiers, pointed out, "it was a chimera to believe in any lasting peace between the new republic and old European aristocracies." For a French republic, even an imperial republic, in an age of kings
had to be fought for and found itself dependent on military conquest for survival.
This is a history of the Middle Ages, which was an age of kings
and queens, knights and castles as well as caliphs and khans, Silk Roads and synagogues.
To any of my generation who grew up with the BBC's seminal Shakespeare The Age of Kings
, Sir Robert Hardy remains perhaps the best Henry V on the small screen, though we've had quite a few since, including Alan Howard and Kenneth Branagh.
The recent releases on DVD of An Age of Kings
: the 1960 series featuring Connery's performance and Playing Shakespeare made in 1982 illustrate the contrast he described between the younger generation and the older "lyrical" actors in the vein of John Gielgud.
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings
Nintendo DS - pounds 29.99
Above, Age of Kings
- Red Colorway by Pamala Kay for Tibor 1964.
I think it is 4 Appeared not to stay ten furlongs at Chester last time out, and sure to be suited by the drop back to a mile Age Of Kings
is a difficult one to price up.
Age Of Kings
merits the utmost respect in the Betfred Maiden Stakes on the Flat at Folkestone.
On the plus side, it pillaged its design, quite blatantly, from Age Of Empires and Age Of Kings
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