quinta-feira, 19 de fevereiro de 2015

Eu já sabia que a maior parte do Game of Thrones é baseada em eventos da vida real (tipo a Guerra das Rosas). Mas eu não conhecia qual era o evento que inspirou a batalha do Red Viper com o Montanha!
Eu estava lá no quora à toa lendo sobre batalhas medievais e li essa descrição de um trial by combat real que aconteceu em 1386. Olha só como é igual! Esse foi o último trial by combat na França, depois dele mudaram a lei.
"While describing the exceptionally rare circumstance of a judicial duel, the accounts of the fight between Jacques le Gris and Jean de Carrouges are particularly telling of what symmetrical combat was like between two well-armored knights. The two knights tilted at each other, hitting one another three times and remaining stunned, but still on their horses. On the third strike, the lances shattered (one account says a large splinter lacerated one's thigh, and he made the mistake of pulling it out), so the two regained their balance then started hacking away at each other with battle axes ("becs de corbin"). This wasn't going anywhere until le Gris severed Carrouges' horse's spine with the axe, forcing the latter to dismount. Carrouges was being severely overpowered by the younger le gris, ultimately resorting to knocking le Gris off his horse by stabbing it in the gut. The two fought with swords on foot and eventually, the stronger fighter--le Gris--stabbed Carrouges through the thigh. At this point, le Gris backed up to gather energy to finish the job, but before doing so Carrouges jumped forward and knocked him to the ground. The two wrestled until le Gris was firmly pinned down, at which point Carrouges started furiously hacking at le Gris's head with the sword. Le Gris wouldn't give up and Carrouges couldn't find any weak points for a clean stab, so he cut away at the armor lacing until he was able to pry open access to le Gris's face. (Imagine opening a can of sardines with a hatchet.) Carrouges demanded a final confession for the crime (the rape of Carrouges' wife) and le Gris refused, so Carrouges took his dagger and shoved it through the newly-widened gap in the visor, fatally stabbing le Gris in the face."

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