Bishop Germanius. Welcome to Britain. I see your military skills are still of use to you. Your device worked.
They do, but they occasionally venture south. Romeís anticipated withdrawal from Britain has only increased their daring
Tristan, ride ahead and make sure the road is clear. Please do not worry, Bishop. We will protect you.
Give thanks to God that I survived to see it.
I want peace, Lancelot. Iíve had enough. You should visit me.
Itís a magnificent place, Rome. Ordered, civilized, advanced- The greatest minds of all the land have come together in one sacred place to help make mankind free.
Bishop, please, my quarters have been made available to you.
Let us not forget that we are the fortunate ones.
Let us raise our wine to those gallant and extraordinary men we have lost but who will be remembered for eternity.
They retain the religion of their forefathers. Iíve never questioned that
He took my fatherís place for me. His teachings on free will and equality have been of great influence. I look forward to our reunion in Rome.
We have no secrets.
On this day. You ask this of my men, on this day?
They have risked their lives for fifteen years for a cause not of their own - and now, on the day they are to be liberated, you send them on a mission that is far more dangerous than any other they have undertaken. You tell me, Bishop. How do I go to my men and tell them instead of freedom, I offer death?
Everything Iíve done has been for the Church and for Rome. Do not mistake a loyal soldier for a fool, Germanius.
You think very hard upon our vow, Bishop, for I will hold you to it. Break it, and no Roman legion, papal army, nor God Himself will protect you. That is my word.
Knights. Brothers in arms. Your courage has been tested beyond all limits, but I must ask you now for one further trial.We must leave on a final mission for Rome before our freedom can be granted. Above the wall, there lies a Roman family in need of rescue. They are trapped by Saxons. Our orders are to secure their safety.
Bors, these are our orders. We leave at first light and when we return, your freedom will be waiting for you. A freedom we can embrace with
O merciful God, I have such need of Your mercy now. Not for myself, but for my knights, for this is truly their hour of need. Deliver them from their trials ahead and I will pay You a thousand fold with any sacrifice You ask of me. And if in Your wisdom, You should determine that sacrifice must be my life for theirs; so that they can once again taste the freedom that is so long been denied to them, I will gladly make that covenant. My death will have a purpose. I ask no more than that.
My faith is what protects me, Lancelot. Why do you challenge this?
No man fears to kneel before the God he trusts. Without faith, without belief in something, what are we?
These people need our help. It is out duty to bring-
And yet you choose death for this family!
How many times in battle have we snatched victory from the jaws of defeat? Outnumbered, outflanked, but still we triumph? With you at my side, we can do so again. Lancelot, we are knights. What other purpose do we serve if not for such a cause?
My duty is also to my men