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Three Things to Watch Whilst in Lockdown

Updated: Jan 29

Here are three things you can watch whilst the country is in lockdown all with a Knights Templar theme.


The TV shows and movies that feature below aren't what one would call historically accurate. Some borrow little snippets of history to give their storylines a little more meat, but they are all works of fiction.


That said, they shouldn't be dismissed.


In fact, all are entertaining and a welcome distraction from what's going on in the outside world. You can also watch them online too, which makes them 100% social isolation friendly.


Knightfall

Both seasons of this fantastic show that documents the rise and fall of Sir Landry are currently available on Netflix.


Staring Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey) and featuring Mark Hamill (Star Wars) 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, originally broadcast on History, focuses on the fictional Templar leader Landry du Lauzon (Cullen), a brave warrior discouraged by the Templars' failures in the Holy Land who is reinvigorated by news that the Holy Grail has resurfaced.



Arn: Knight Templar

Arn: Knight Templar is an epic film based on Jan Guillou's trilogy about the fictional Swedish Knight Templar Arn Magnusson (Joakim Nätterqvist).


The film was originally released to cinemas in Sweden on 17 December 2007 and the sequel, Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End, was released August 22, 2008. Both films were combined into a single cut for the English release on DVD in 2010.


You can now watch it on Amazon Prime and is free if you have subscription to Prime Video.



Ironclad

Ironclad is also currently available on Netflix and is a 2011 British action adventure war film directed by Jonathan English. Written by English and Erick Kastel, based on a screenplay by Stephen McDool.


The cast includes James Purefoy, Brian Cox, Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Vladimir Kulich, Mackenzie Crook, Jason Flemyng, Derek Jacobi and Charles Dance.


The film chronicles the siege of Rochester Castle by King John in 1215. The film was shot entirely in Wales in 2009 and produced on a budget of $25 million.


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