The Greatest Knight

About the Show

The fascinating story of knighthood, told through the extraordinary life and times of William Marshal, the world’s greatest knight. In a career that spanned half a century, this English soldier and statesman served some of Christendom’s greatest leaders, from Eleanor of Aquitaine to Richard the Lionheart. He fought in battles across Europe, survived court intrigue and exile, put his seal on the Magna Carta and proved to be the best friend a king could have, remaining loyal to those he served through disaster and victory. Then at the age of 70, despite all the odds, he saved England from a French invasion. From Europe’s medieval castles to the holy city of Jerusalem, this film explores William’s incredible life - a rip-roaring adventure story in the spirit of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table.