'Physician' tells a Dark Ages story in a vivid, if old-fashioned way

December 1, 2014 5:20 PM

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Stories about the modern world's origins within the Dark Ages have always held a fascination for some - OK, maybe it's just me. It's not exactly filmdom's favorite era, all brown and muddy and unhygienic.

A priest on the run ("The Reckoning") falls in with a troupe of actors and helps condemn a murderous lord. "The Name of the Rose" and TV's "Brother Cadfael" had monks investigating crimes, logically and rationally, in a time of superstition. A young Medieval lawyer's immersion in this new form of pr...

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