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The last duel : a true story of crime, scandal, and trial by combat in medieval France

By: Jager, Eric

1787467864 / 9781787467866
Paperback
30/09/2021
Published 30/09/2021
United Kingdom
20 cm 256 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Century, 2005.

Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ridley Scott starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer. In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a massive crowd gathered at a Paris monastery to watch two men fight a duel to the death.

A trial by combat to prove which man's cause was right in God's sight. The dramatic story of the knight, the squire and the lady unfolds during the tumultuous fourteenth century.

A time of war, plague and anarchy, as well as of honour, chivalry, and courtly love. The notorious quarrel appears in many histories of France, but no writer has recounted it in full, until now. _______________________________________________________________'Succeeds brilliantly in combining page-turning intensity with eye-opening insights' Sunday Times'Suspenseful and well written' Spectator

BIC:

1DDF France, 3H c 1000 CE to c 1500, HBTB Social & cultural history, JKV Crime & criminology

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