View Full Version : History of Assassin's Creed settings

03-17-2012, 01:37 AM
This article: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2012/03/16/getting-ready-for-assassin-s-creed-iii.aspx
got me wanting to learn more about the historical settings of the games.

Now, that's a great list for the American Revolution, but does anyone have books, movie, and TV series that would be good reading for insights on the era of the Crusades, and the era of the Renaissance, and the setting of the rebellions present in ACR?

I can think of a good TV series for Brotherhood and the Renaissance: The Borgias (from Showtime). I personally haven't watched it, but it sounds awesome. Also, it probably wouldn't be bad to read 'The Prince' or a book analyzing 'The Prince'.

03-17-2012, 01:45 AM
I had to watch the Romeo and Juliet movie last year in school. I was thinking about AC the entire time.

*EDIT* I think the movie Robin Hood with Russel Crowe in it takes place during the crusades.

03-17-2012, 03:34 AM
I watched the Borgia series and I found it pretty interesting and fun to watch. It doesn't show Cesare as the commander of the papal army though. The series takes place when Cesare is still a cardinal.

03-17-2012, 03:36 AM
I don't mind that, I just want to learn more about history.

03-17-2012, 03:45 AM
You should like it then, but I didn't learn much from it. I already knew most of the history behind it. It was still fun to see people like Macchiavelli and Savanarola and some epic battles between the French and the Italians.

03-17-2012, 03:46 AM
Have you seen John Adams? It's similar in line to the Borgias, but it focuses on John Adams of course.

It's on HBO, and it's one of the suggestions in the GI list.

03-17-2012, 03:50 AM
No, I haven't seen it, but I have to admit that after reading the article, I'm tempted. I'm not American and I don't know that much about the American Revolution. I'm sure I would enjoy a serie like that and it would put me in the mood for AC3.

Do you think it's accessible from the HBO website?

03-17-2012, 04:08 AM
No, you need to pay it to watch it, unfortunately.

The DVD set is around $30 to $40 also. :(

03-17-2012, 05:04 AM
Have you seen John Adams? It's similar in line to the Borgias, but it focuses on John Adams of course.

It's on HBO, and it's one of the suggestions in the GI list.

That's a great show. I preferred the Borgias just because I'm more interested in that time period, but John Adams was a good show. Watch The Patriot if you haven't already, that's good for Revolutionary America. Not exactly realistic, but enjoyable nonetheless. Don't watch 1776 unless you want to watch the founding fathers sing and dance.

03-17-2012, 05:20 AM
what about reading the book 1776?

03-19-2012, 02:18 AM
Here's something for Assassin's Creed: Revelations

03-19-2012, 05:22 AM
I really want to watch The Borgias now. Does anybody watch Game of Thrones? It looks really cool as well.

03-19-2012, 02:36 PM
Here is a Boston map on 1722,


So that we can have an idea of how the city will look like

03-19-2012, 06:55 PM
I didn't know the underground city in Cappadocia in ACR was real.