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'The Last Duel' Between French Knights

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'The Last Duel' Between French Knights

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'The Last Duel' Between French Knights

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NPR's Sheilah Kast speaks with Eric Jager, author of The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France. At about this time of year in 1386, two knights in armor faced a duel to the death at a monastery in Paris — it would be the last time the French government authorized a duel to settle a legal dispute.