A bit of history for pop music lovers: Beowulf

What do you get when you mashup an eighth-century Anglo-Saxon poem with a twentieth-century antiwar pop song? A very amusing music video, sort of a "Cliff's Notes" version of the epic tale.

Set to the tune of Nena's "99 Luftballons" (or "99 Red Balloons" in English), a pop song from the 1980s, this faithful parody was done by "historyteacher", the same person who brought us musical lessons about topics ranging from Empress Theodora to the Spanish Inquisition.

Enjoy!