Could the BBC please rerun The Last Duel?

I’m talking about The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France (PID b0074sh3).

With all the reruns of Medieval themed programmes, this one never gets repeated.  Toss in that it is the version which isn’t all over the internet. No, that one is about something different.

Not to reinvent the wheel:

The story comes from a book by Eric Jager concerning the last officially recognized judicial duel fought in France. It tells the story of the December 29, 1386 trial by combat between Norman knight Jean de Carrouges and the squire Jacques Le Gris. Carrouges had accused Le Gris of raping his wife Marguerite de Carrouges, née de Thibouville, that previous January, and had gone to King Charles VI seeking an appeal to the decision handed down by Count Pierre d’Alençon, whom Carrouges believed favored Le Gris. Whichever combatant still alive at the end of the duel would be declared the winner as a sign of God’s will. If Jean de Carrouges lost the duel, Marguerite de Carrouges would be burned at the stake as punishment for her false accusation. Le Gris died.

Anyway,  This was first broadcast on 23 Apr 2008 and last broadcast on 30 Sep 2010.

So, if the programming gods are wondering what to rerun: I vote for this.

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