Christopher Zachary's Reviews > The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France

The Last Duel by Eric Jager
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read September 11, 2017 to September 12, 2017.

I found The Last Duel to be an excellent glimpse of the less happy side of life for the lesser noble of the late 14th century. The author did an excellent job of communicating as much detail as was available in a compelling manner. While the topic of the book is hard to read about it provides insight into the legal proceedings of the era without which one cannot form a complete image of what life was like for a portion of the population.

The author also does a great job of filling in the important aspects of daily life in that period which the reader may not already be aware of.

Being only a reader of history, and by no means a historian, I think The Last Duel is a useful vantage for getting a full picture of the life and tragedies of the late middle ages.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
September 11, 2017 – Started Reading
September 12, 2017 – Finished Reading
September 14, 2017 – Shelved

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