It may seem strange to celebrate the Ides of March by sharing an educational film about The Holy Roman Empire, seeing as how it was famous for being neither holy nor Roman nor an Empire. But then again, the fact that the name “Roman Empire” was still being appropriated into the 19th century shows you just how powerful a hold the Roman Empire had over people’s imaginations. Everyone wanted to be Roman and everyone wanted to be a part of an empire. Of course, there would have been no Roman Empire if not for the Ides of March.
Add to that, this 1961 film features not only a teacher but also historical reenactments. I love cheap looking historical reenactments!
Here, for your educational viewing, is a blast from the past. From 1961, it’s a look at The Holy Roman Empire!
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