R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.
The "Posta di Falcone" guard that Godfrey teaches Balian is in fact an actual term from the historical fencing treatise by Fiore De Liberi. Several copies of this manuscript, entitled either "Flos Duellatorum" or "Fior di Battaglia", survived to the... ...
Squire: Clear the road, if you will.
During the ambush on the road in France, archers are shown using bows which are at least five and possibly six feet long. Such weapons would not be used in Europe for more than one hundred years, and even then they were only common on the British Isles. The bow in use at the time was shorter and had a relatively low pull weight, which was of very limited use against a well armored target. Further, in France, the bow was considered a weapon of war, and its use was prohibited by all but the ruling elite (and then only for hunting since the bow was not an honorable weapon), so archers (vice crossbowmen) were very rare.
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