Features Podcast

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.


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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