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Life in a Medieval Town

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Ever since we premiered Life in a Medieval Town at our Hobgoblins live show, the world has been experiencing a Beatlemania-level frenzy that can only be described as Seneschal Fever.

We’re living in the age of the Seneschal, baby! Seneschal T-shirts, Seneschal themed restaurants, and we recently learned that Seneschal was the number one baby name in 2022, regardless of gender. What is a Seneschal, and why is it so hard to spell? You can learn all about it with this newly recorded studio version of Life in a Medieval Town!

But there’s more to the short than just the Seneschal - as if he wasn’t enough! The film gives us an exciting low-budget window into feudal society in Europe, and a real historical appreciation for how much life sucked back then. You want a new hat? Better bring your best cow to town! And don’t forget to pay the “bringing your cow into town” tax, or you’ll probably be executed. It was a simpler time, and a worse one. Unless you were the Seneschal, of course, then you were heaping green fabric on your head and living large!

Pull up a milking stool, bleed yourself with leeches, and join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for Life in a Medieval Town!

Written by Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, Conor Lastowka, and Sean Thomason

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Legacy devices (66.36 MB)
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Medium (185.86 MB)
High (TV) 480p (298.67 MB)
HD Low 720p (189.16 MB)
HD Medium 720p (300.89 MB)
HD High 1080p (1.67 GB)

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Poster art by Jason Martian
Poster art by Jason Martian

RiffMeter rating

Average: 9.7 (32 votes)

Content Rating


Movie Decade

Release date

July 21, 2023


15 minutes
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