Revolts and Revolutions on Screen – a Selection of Documentaries and Period Films

“The English Peasants’ Revolt of 1381”, British documentary:



“Der Deutsche Bauernkrieg”
(The German Peasants’ War of 1525), German documentary produced by ZDF:



“By the sword divided”
, British costume drama series in ten episodes from 1983, produced by BBC Television:



“Constitutional Revolution and Civil War, 1640-1646”
, university lecture delivered by Professor Wrightson at Yale University on 2009:

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

“La rivolta di Masaniello” (Masaniello’s revolt in Naples), brief Italian documentary aimed at students:



“Bloody Britain – The Monmouth Rebellion”
(1685), documentary produced by Rory McGrath:

“Die Französische Revolution” (The French Revolution), German documentary produced by ZDF History:



“Die Französische Revolution”
(The French Revolution), German / French / Italian documentary produced in 1989:

“La Révolution au féminin”, French documentary presenting the lives of four ‘revolutionary women’, produced by Laurent Préyale and co-produced by LBMG Productions and Yenta Productions in 2004:

“La grande guerre 1914-1918 – La menace révolutionnaire”, documentary on revolutionary movements of the First World War, produced by CBS NEWS:


Monika Barget

Since September 2013, I have been a member of the international research group "Revolts as Communicative Events" based at the University of Konstanz, Germany. My research interests include early modern constitutional history and political iconography.

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