This is the gripping, atmospheric true story of the 'duel to end all duels' in medieval France: a trial by combat pitting a knight against a squire accused of violating the knight's beautiful young wife. In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a massive crowd gathered at a Paris monastery to watch the two men fight a duel to the death - a trial by combat meant to 'prove' which man's cause was right in God's sight. Not only were the combatant's lives at hazard. If her champion lost, the lady would be burned at the stake. The dramatic true story of the knight, the squire and the lady unfolds during the tumultuous fourteenth century, a time of war, plague and anarchy, as well as of honour, chivalry and courtly love. The Last Duel brings to life this colourful, turbulent age and three unforgettable characters caught in a fatal triangle of crime, scandal and revenge.