The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France
Publish date: 2004-10-12
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, True Crime
, European History
, World History
bookshelves: spring-2014, history, one-penny-wonder, nonfiction, france, true-grime, published-2004, summer-2015, adventure, medieval5c-16c, legal-courtcase, paper-read, tbr-busting-2015, under-500-ratings, dip-in-now-and-again Recommended for: Susanna Read from February 14, 2014 to July 08, 2015 ...
One man accuses another of a crime. The other denies it, and accuses the first of filing a false charge against him. Forensics aren't an option, and it's one man's word against another's. How do you decide who's telling the truth? In medieval France, the two men may duel to the death to prove who is...
A look at a real-life trial-by-combat in France that I found absorbing to read, and a real eye-opener. Compared to a lot of the silliness written out there about the subject (it seems to crop up a lot in historical fiction), this is the real thing. Recommended for anyone interested in medieval life....
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