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A Knight's Day
In this third episode, Jason unpacks the rags-to-riches tale, the classic hero's journey of a knight. But how did a boy truly become a knight? What hardships and responsibilities did he face? Could just anyone become a knight and if so, how did he prove his worth? Jason even dons a full suit of armour to re-enact some of the practicalities of a knight's everyday duties.
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A Knight's Life
The first series of Modern History concludes with Jason exploring the expectations and responsibilities of real knights. In romantic tradition, knights fought in wars and in tournaments, for honour, recognition and great acclaim. In reality, what else did they do? When war wasn't troubling their ...