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The Last Duel with Eric Jager

Trial by combat has captured people’s imaginations for centuries, which is exactly why it’s the focus Hollywood’s latest medieval film: The Last Duel. This week, Danièle speaks with Eric Jager, author of the non-fiction book that inspired the film.

Eric Jager is a Professor of English at UCLA, where his research focuses on Old English, Middle English and medieval literature. To learn more about Eric, please visit his university webpage.

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In 2004, Eric published his book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France. The story has now been turned into a major motion picture – The Last Duel – starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer.

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