A Knight's Tale
In the second episode of 'The Knight' Jason goes back to the very beginning to explore where the concept of knights came from. What does the word itself mean? How did knights promote themselves, in the eyes of their vassals, their peers, their lords? And how accurate is the modern day portrayal of knight in Hollywood?
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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 a...
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 ...