The Imaginary King who Changed the Real World - Matteo Salvadore

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John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 02 April 2021

Get to know the legend of the king known as Prester John, whose myth would impact the decisions of European leaders for 400 years.

In 1165 CE, copies of a strange letter began to circulate throughout Europe. It spoke of a fantastical realm, containing the Tower of Babel and the Fountain of Youth— all ruled over by the letter’s mysterious author: Prester John. Who was this powerful ruler, and was he even real? Matteo Salvadore shares the legend of a mythical king who impacted the decisions of European leaders for 400 years.

Lesson by Matteo Salvadore, directed by Anna Nowakowska.

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-imaginary-king-who-changed-the-real-world-matteo-salvadore

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