Romanticized or dirty? I personally like the real thing, i stopped idolising almostanyone from that period a long time ago. I Ilike the real gruesome reality of it and cutthroatness of the politics (people literally get their throats cut). I think there are so many antiheroes on TV today that there is no reason to idolise these folks. I would prefer not to see the rape scenes after conquest, but everything else. Bring it on, i don't need sympathetic characters from the Mdle Ages.