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The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France, Movie Tie-In Edition (Paperback)

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“A taut page-turner with all the hallmarks of a good historical thriller.”—Orlando Sentinel

Based on extensive research in Normandy and Paris, The Last Duel brings to life a colorful, turbulent age and three unforgettable characters caught in a fatal triangle of crime, scandal, and revenge. The Last Duel is at once a moving human drama, a captivating true crime story, and an engrossing work of historical intrigue with themes that echo powerfully centuries later.

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“A taut page-turner with all the hallmarks of a good historical thriller.”—Orlando Sentinel
 
The gripping true story of the “duel to end all duels” in medieval France as a resolute knight defends his wife's honor against the squire she accuses of a heinous crime.

In the midst of the devastating Hundred Years’ War between France and England, Jean de Carrouges, a Norman knight fresh from combat in Scotland, returns home to yet another deadly threat. His wife, Marguerite, has accused squire Jacques Le Gris of rape. A deadlocked court decrees a “trial by combat” between the two men that also leaves Marguerite’s fate in the balance. For if her husband loses the duel, she will be put to death as a false accuser. 

While enemy troops pillage the land, and rebellion and plague threaten the lives of all, Carrouges and Le Gris meet in full armor on a walled field in Paris. What follows is a fierce duel, the final one sanctioned by governing powers, before a massive crowd that includes the teenage King Charles VI, during which both combatants are wounded—but only one fatally.

Based on extensive research in Normandy and Paris, The Last Duel brings to life a colorful, turbulent age and three unforgettable characters caught in a fatal triangle of crime, scandal, and revenge. The Last Duel is at once a moving human drama, a captivating true crime story, and an engrossing work of historical intrigue with themes that echo powerfully centuries later.

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ISBN 9780593240885
Length (cm) 13.0000
Width (cm) 1.0000
Height (cm) 20.0000
Publisher Crown
Publication Date Aug 17, 2021
Pages (number) 256
Genre History, Politics, and Social Sciences
Author Eric Jager
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Format Paperback
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