A series of battles in France had an impact on modern day Europe and the fates of three countries down to our modern century. What might have happened if Richard the Lionheart had not been wounded? Or Philippe Auguste of France had fled the battlefield?

  • 1152, the Middle Ages, and a young and beautiful woman, hitherto Queen of the Franks has just married the Count of Anjou.
  • 1199, during the siege of a castle, a defender shoulders his crossbow and with one bolt slays a legendary king.
  • 15 years later, in the midst of battle, loyal knights rush to save their King, thrown from his horse and surrounded by enemies.

These three, intimately connected events will lead to the emergence of one of the most powerful kingdoms the Western world has ever seen: the Kingdom of France.