History Film / Ironclad

10th Feb '18 8:27:06 PM Fireblood
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* EatTheDog: During the siege the garrison had to kill and eat their horses (minus Marshall's because its a Templar horse, and they are required to die in battle).
* FatalFamilyPhoto: Wulfstan. When they recruit him, he tells the girls if he hasn't come back in a certain amount of time, they should go to some relatives and work right away; needless to say that he dies.

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* EatTheDog: During the siege the garrison had to kill and eat their horses (minus Marshall's because its it's a Templar horse, and they are required to die in battle).
* FatalFamilyPhoto: Wulfstan. When they recruit him, he tells the girls if he hasn't come back in a certain amount of time, they should go to some relatives and work right away; needless to say that say, he dies.
10th Feb '18 8:25:18 PM Fireblood
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* CorruptChurch: UsefulNotes/ThePope gives King John a green pass on retaking the castles by force, even after signing the Magna Carta.

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* CorruptChurch: UsefulNotes/ThePope gives King John a green pass on retaking to retake the castles by force, even after signing the Magna Carta.Carta (and he has formally annulled the entire thing).
10th Feb '18 8:23:28 PM Fireblood
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* ClusterFBomb: King John lets one loose when the defenders manage to hit the siege tower with a flaming trebuchet stone: "Goddamn Devils Murdering Goddamn Whores!"

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* ClusterFBomb: King John lets one loose when the defenders manage to hit the siege tower with a flaming trebuchet stone: "Goddamn Devils devils! Murdering Goddamn Whores!"goddamn whores!"



* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Twenty are able to hold off an army of a thousand men.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Twenty are able to hold off an army of a thousand men. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by their having a very strong castle.
10th Feb '18 8:21:17 PM Fireblood
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* TheCavalry: The French

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* TheCavalry: The FrenchFrench.
10th Feb '18 8:20:02 PM Fireblood
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* {{BFS}}: Marshall's templar longsword. He manages to cut a Danish mercenary in half along with the axe he tried to use to block Marshall's swing. As well as the guy behind him. And someone else's hand.

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* {{BFS}}: Marshall's templar Templar longsword. He manages to cut a Danish mercenary in half along with the axe he tried to use to block Marshall's swing. As well as the guy behind him. And someone else's hand.
10th Feb '18 7:33:37 PM Fireblood
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* BadAssArmy: The Templars. When three Templars without any weapons attack the Danish mercenaries, they kill a dozen at least easily before overcome by superior numbers. Rochester's garrison also becomes this, as they hold off an army of a thousand men for several months.

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* BadAssArmy: The Templars. When three Templars without any weapons attack the Danish mercenaries, they kill a dozen at least easily before they're overcome by superior numbers. Rochester's garrison also becomes this, as they hold off an army of a thousand men for several months.
10th Feb '18 4:31:14 PM Fireblood
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* ActionGirl: Partly Justified and downplayed with Isabel and Agnes. Justified since women often helped in the defense during sieges by throwing things, cooking hot oil, and there are a few rare historical accounts of women who stepped into the role of fighters. Downplayed in that Marshall does not want them to learn how to fight, since he will supposedly protect them, but they still have to eventually. This while he is out for the count. When the castle is breached at the end, Agnes and Isabel each rack up a body count. Having said that their joining the fight is justified by necessity, how well they do as amateurs is a bit harder to swallow; What we see of Isabel's cushy life as a noble lady does not seem likely to have prepared her for fighting against hardened professional soldiers, who presumably have a lot of training and experience.

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* ActionGirl: Partly Justified and downplayed with Isabel and Agnes. Justified since women often helped in the defense during sieges by throwing things, cooking hot oil, and there are a few rare historical accounts of women who stepped into the role of fighters. Downplayed in that Marshall does not want them to learn how to fight, since he will supposedly protect them, but they still have to eventually. This while he is out for the count. When the castle is breached at the end, Agnes and Isabel each rack up a body count. Having said that their joining the fight is justified by necessity, how well they do as amateurs is a bit harder to swallow; What what we see of Isabel's cushy life as a noble lady does not seem likely to have prepared her for fighting against hardened professional soldiers, who presumably have a lot of training and experience.
10th Feb '18 3:54:42 PM Fireblood
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It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. In his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom.

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It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. In his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's rebels' momentous struggle for justice and freedom.
6th Sep '17 3:42:48 PM TheBigBopper
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* SuspiciouslySmallArmy: The castle is depicted as having twenty defenders, when in real life it was actually more like a hundred. The funny thing is that small castle garrisons are not unrealistic ''in general'', and in fact RealLife castle garrisons in medieval Europe could be even ''smaller'', since a castle was designed to be defensible by a small people, and too many mouths to feed inside the castle was a liability during a prolonged siege. It's just that the film portrayal contradicts what the record tells us about this particular case. Perhaps the film crew didn't want to hire so many extras, or wanted to exaggerate the defenders' role as outnumbered underdogs.

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* SuspiciouslySmallArmy: The castle is depicted as having twenty defenders, when in real life it was actually more like a hundred. The funny thing is that small castle garrisons are not unrealistic ''in general'', and in fact RealLife castle garrisons in medieval Europe could be even ''smaller'', since a castle was designed to be defensible by a small number of people, and too many mouths to feed inside the castle was a liability during a prolonged siege. It's just that the film portrayal contradicts what the record tells us about this particular case. Perhaps the film crew didn't want to hire so many extras, or wanted to exaggerate the defenders' role as outnumbered underdogs.
6th Sep '17 1:04:27 PM TheBigBopper
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* AntiVillain: Tiberius doesn't really care that much about John's war, he just wants to make sure that his lands escape Christianization. And thus, realizes that he needs John's support to make that happen. Yes, Denmark was already Christianized by this point, but hey.
* AlternateHistory: [[spoiler:Becomes this in the end after Rochester Castle is relieved by a French army, Prince Louis takes the throne, and King John dies of dysentery after he is ousted from power.]]

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* AntiVillain: Tiberius doesn't really care that much about John's war, he just wants to make sure that his lands escape Christianization. And thus, realizes that he needs John's support to make that happen. Yes, And yes, Denmark was already Christianized by this point, but hey.
ArtisticLicenseHistory is in effect.
* AlternateHistory: [[spoiler:Becomes AlternateHistory:
** Apparently
this film takes place in a world where there are still pagans in 13th century Denmark.
** The film dramatically departs from English history at
the end after Rochester when [[spoiler:Rochester Castle is relieved by a French army, Prince Louis takes the throne, and King John dies of dysentery after he is ousted from power.]]
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