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Standing With Stones: A Journey Through Megalithic Britain

"There are about 1,000 stone circles in the British Isles. If you include other megalithic monuments such as stone rows, long barrows, cairns, cists, standing stones, and others, the number runs to tens of thousands. Yet most people can name only one: Stonehenge. This DVD is a unique travelogue in which presenter Rupert Soskin and director Michael Bott discover the wealth that is Megalithic Britain. More than two years in the making, this broadcast-standard film, written and presented by explorer and naturalist Soskin, takes you from the tip of Cornwall to the Scottish Isles on an unforgettable journey through the landscape of our ancient past."--Container.
Clemons (Stacks)

In Search of Myths & Heroes

Follows Michael Wood as he travels in search of the truth behind four famous legends. Explores not only the historical past and literal truth of these myths, but also the mythic past and archetypal stories behind them. Examines the Biblical myth of the Queen of Sheba, an exotic and mysterious woman of power who, with King Solomon, plays a key role in the founding myths of the modern states of Israel and Ethiopia. Traces the Celtic legend of King Arthur and its role in British literature. Asks whether the legendary Shangri-La as depicted in James Hilton's Lost horizon could have its roots in Indian views of Tibet or in the Tibetan Buddhist stories of the land of Shambhala, a paradise behind the Himalayas. Discusses the Greek hero Jason and his quest for the golden fleece.
Clemons (Stacks)

Exploring England

This film examines a range of geographical, social, historical and political aspects of England and English life. It features commentary from a range of interviewees including Jim Bolton, professor of history at the Queensberry University of London, John Hammond from the Met Office, Jenny McGee from Visit Britain and Zaki Cooper from Business for New Europe. There are also street interviews. Topics covered include the United Kingdom, climate, who are the English the Celts and immigration, visiting England, and the European Union. The program provides a fascinating insight into England and the UK, and is essential viewing for any senior level students of geography or the social sciences.
2017; 2008