Over six hour-long programs, Michael Wood marshals the disparate strands of evidence to present as fully rounded a portrait as possible of both the historical and the legendary city of Troy... See full summary »
One of the most iconic personalities in history, Alexander the Great was also one of its greatest commanders, who expanded his father's realm from Macedonia to Egypt and India. This miniseries explores the legacy of Alexander the Great.
Inspired by his mentor Aristotle, young Alexander wishes to become a hero like the legendary Achilles. When his father, King Philip, is killed by the wicked Emperor Darius, the young king ... See full summary »
This documentary tells the story of the Spanish expeditions in the early sixteenth century that conquests America. This 4-part series Michael Wood (historian) travels in the footsteps of ... See full summary »
The only thing I am keeping from this, is that it is a decent travelogue. If you cut off the sound it is even better. The idea of traveling in his footsteps was indeed unique. However, as a documentary of Alexander's quest, it is way bellow par. He is basing much of the story on folklore, hearsay, and unreliable late sources. He tells the tale of how Alexander is viewed today by modern religions and by local folk who live in the places he conquered 2300 years ago. It is interesting to hear and it is entertaining to see the local folk and the scenery, regardless. The only thing missing from this documentary is Alexander. There are definitely better documentaries out there for sure.
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