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The Last Duel

Based on Eric Jager’s book and scripted by Nicole Holofocener, Ridley Scott’s latest film brings the turbulent Middle Ages to life in striking detail. When etiquette, social aspirations and justice were driven by the codes of chivalry, the consequences for defying the institutions of the time – the Church, the nobility at court and a teenage king – could be severe.

For a woman navigating these violent times, one who had no legal standing without the support of her husband, the stakes were even higher.