R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.
After the first attempt by King John's army to take the castle, King John (Paul Giamatti) can be seen eating a peach in his tent. When the real King John died in October 1216, his death was attributed to poisoned ale, poisoned plums, or a "surfeit ... ...
I am the blood! I am God's right hand! And you will never dictate to me how I am to be a king!
The film shows Rochester Castle standing next to a bridge in a totally empty moorland landscape. In fact the castle was (and is) on the edge of the City of Rochester, which was already a thousand years old at the time of the siege, and right next to it is the great 11th-century cathedral of Rochester. On the other side of the bridge was (and is) the town of Strood, plus a number of smaller settlements.
English, Hungarian, Latin, Danish
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