Ivanhoe 1997 COMPLETE mini-series
A TV adaptation faithful to Sir Walter Scott’s novel set in 1192 AD about a disinherited knight who is accused of treachery in the Crusades returns to England anonymously, to his home to clear his name and win his lady love. Also King Richard has been a prisoner in an Austrian dungeon but is now returning to an England ruled by Prince John and the Normans. This series aims at realism, to look as close to how it would have been in a very rough and poverty stricken times rather than earlier sanitised versions. People wear layers of often old, sometimes ragged clothing to keep the cold out, are sometimes dirty, and have long shaggy hair and beards.