- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 2, 2002
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: A&E Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Box Set
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Interactive Games: Interactive Historical Timeline of Critical Events
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Filmographies: Terry Jones
- Biographies: Terry Jones
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"900 years ago the Christians of Europe began a war to conquer the world in the name of Christ. The center of that world was Jerusalem."
- opening for the series
Ex-Monty Python member, Terry Jones, takes us through 200 years (1096 to 1270) of medieval history, explaining the Crusades and the religious conflicts of the era, using re-enactments and reconstructions. Each program is introduced by Roger Mudd. Series premiered June 5, 6, 7, 8, 1995 on the Arts and Entertainment Network.
- IBM provided the CLUNY computer reconstructions.
- Consultants were Sir Steven Runciman and Profesor Suheil Zakkar.
- Additional credits: Liz Friedman (graphic designer); David Lazenby (armour designer); Will Winch (assistant director); Joe Ryan (stage lighting); Sarah Lambert, Rod Williams, Lucy Jago (research)
- Quotation Readers: Jonathan Adams, Sean Barrett, Hash Chamchoun, Anthony Zaki, Kammy Darweish, Kate Ereira
- Bob Stewart played the Minstrel in "Part 4 Destruction."
- Copyright 1995 BBC/A&E Network.