We found these ten wonderful animated short films that offer their own unique look at the Middle Ages.
Created by Charging Image in 2011
Created by Mitchell Taylor in 2011
The Earth is Round! The Image of the Earth in the Middle Ages
Created by Michael Fragstein with Dr. Ulrike Zubal and Dr. Hans Volmar Findeisen in 2010
Created by Sylvie Pouet Pouet in 2015
Le favolose historie di Palazzo Ricchieri
Created by Stefano Tambellini as part of the official presentation of restored medieval paintings on wood, at Museo Civico d’Arte di Pordenone in 2008.
The Middle Ages in 3 1/2 minutes
An animated timeline created by Margreet de Heer as part of her book Science: a Discovery in Comics.
A Day In The Life of a 10-Year-Old In Norman Times
From the BBC series Hands on History
The Saga Of Biorn
Biôrn, an old Viking, is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior’s afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn’t so easy. Created in 2011 by students from The Animation Workshop.
Beowulf the Animation
The battle between Beowulf and Grendel, as made by Aldus Jendell Manalo in 2010
The Animated Bayeux Tapestry
The Animated Bayeux Tapestry was created by David Newton as a student project while at Goldsmiths College. Just as the historic original embroidary does, the animation depicts the lead up to to the Norman Invasion of Britain in 1066. Starts about halfway through the original work at the appearance of Halley’s Comet and concludes at the Battle of Hastings.