Title: Last Duel : A True Story Of Crime, Scandal, And Trial By Combat In Medieval France
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group September 2005
0767914171 / 9780767914178
Seller ID: 20080416138978
In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a huge crowd gathers at a Parisian monastery to witness what will become the nation's final "trial by combat"--a court-ordered duel intended to let God determine which of the two men was telling the truth. The dramatic true story of the knight, the squire, and the lady unfolds during the devastating Hundred Years' War between France and England, as enemy troops pillage the land, madness haunts the French court, the Great Schism splits the Church, Muslim armies threaten Christendom, and rebellion, treachery, and plague turn the lives of all into toys of Fortune. Bringing 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 detective story, and an engrossing work of historical intrigue.