Ironclad is an ultra-violent action thriller that tells the true story of a motley crew of tough, battle hardened warriors, who withstood several brutal and bloody months under siege, in a desperate bid to defend their country’s freedom… It is the year 1215 and England is on the brink of a bloody Civil War. The Magna Carta, a landmark contract between the King and his subjects, upholds the rights of the people of England and promises to bestow a fragile peace on the kingdom. Yet, barely four months since putting his royal seal to the charter, the sly and deceitful King John (Paul Giamatti) is about to go back on his word. By amassing a powerful mercenary army on the South Coast, King John plans to destroy all those who signed the legendary charter, and once again seize absolute control of the country, plunging England back under the tyrannical rule from which it had only recently escaped. But all is not yet lost. Hearing news of their despised ruler’s intentions, Marshall (James Purefoy), a Templar Knight and veteran of the ferocious Crusade to the Holy Land, hastily assembles a grizzled band of noble barons prepared to hole up inside the virtually impenetrable walls of Rochester Castle in order to protect the people’s rights that they had already fought so hard to secure. (Source)
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