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The Last Duel
The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France | Eric Jager
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Presents a case of scandal, crime, and justice in medieval France, where a Norman knight returns from Scotland and finds his wife accusing an old friend and fellow courtier of raping her, leading to a battle to the death.
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speljamr
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Great book about the last sanctioned judicial duel in medieval France. Judicial duels required a lot of legal red tape to be approved, but when you're a knight and a squire rapes your wife it gets through. These duels were absolutely brutal affairs. This gives you a view of it via this historical event. This is supposed to be in development as a movie soon.

#history #medieval

Michellekidwell That looks like a good book! 1mo
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CaseyMoore
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Not the normal book I would read, but I enjoyed it. One of those history books that shows you we have always been awful and there was no golden age.

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