The Imaginary King who Changed the Real World - Matteo Salvadore

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John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 02 April 2021
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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.

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