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Captain Slack
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The BEST Robin Hood film was The Adventures of Robin Hood.  It starred Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHaviland, Basil Rathbone, & Claude Rains.  None of the other adaptions even come close.  That said, the BBC did a series in the '80's starring Michael Pared that was excellent. Most of the movies I saw listed in this thread were fairly recent.  Some older one's I'd recommend both star Peter O'Toole as Henry I:  Beckett and The Lion in Winter.  A Man for All Seasons, which is about Sir Thomas Moore & Henry VIII is also good.  A documentary series I'd recommend is Monarchy, which is presented by David Starkey.  It covers the English Monarchy from Alfred the Great through to the House of Windsor.  Seasons 1 & 2 are on Netflix streaming, but I don't know about Season 3.

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