Summary Of Knightfall
Go deep into the clandestine world of the legendary brotherhood of warrior monks known as The Knights Templar.
Wikipedia about Knightfall (Tv Series)
Knightfall is a historical fiction drama television series created by Don Handfield and Richard Rayner for the History channel. Filmed in the Czech Republic and Croatia, it premiered on December 6, 2017 in the United States. On August 13, 2018, History renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on March 25, 2019. In May 2020, it was announced that the series had been canceled. Knightfall recounts the success, fall, persecution, and suppression of the Knights Templar, as orchestrated by King Philip IV of France on October 13, 1307. The series focuses on the fictional Templar leader Landry du Lauzon, a brave warrior discouraged by the Templars' failures in the Holy Land who is reinvigorated by news that the Holy Grail has resurfaced.
As I am really into history, specially medieval Europe, I was looking forward to this series. Also knowing what actuall happened to the Knights Templar, I wanted to see how the show can interpret history to the audience’s benefit. I was dissapionted as it features Queen Joan as a totally helpless “victim” of her love affair, yet she was a queen in her own right of Navarre and Catalonia and as such would have her own power structure with much political independence from her husband the King of France. The king’s advisor is also questionsble as rulers ususlly depended on a number of councels often a large group, who would have checks and balances among themselves to avoid exactly what the show gives us, a totally corrupt individual able to control the king and his court. My other very obvious dislike is authentic costuming, it was quite far fetched, just a few examples, plate armor (Templars’ shoulder pieces, etc.) That was not introduced until the late XIV. Century, then pants for knights and men, when at this time they wore un-joined hose. Everyone seems to wear boots looking like Escimo boots, thick, styless, cumbersom, when in fact footwear was very important to show off social status and stylis appearance. Anyway it was intersting to watch to see where the plot leads to and how little the producers - director knows about authentic history.