Ten Great Animated Shorts about the Middle Ages

We found these ten wonderful animated short films that offer their own unique look at the Middle Ages.

Medieval Intro

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

and finally…

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.

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