The Love that (almost) Brought Down a Kingdom
Big Daddy & I rented "Tristan + Isolde" last night, starring that guy from Freaks & Geeks. I was familiar with the names (common crossword clue: 6-letter word for "Tristan's love"), but not the story. And I'm into knowing things like that.
I actually liked it. The story contained just enough twists and turns to keep it interesting. Big Daddy only liked the fighting scenes and disappeared into his office during the mushy middle part. I was not aware that there was a time that Ireland actually "ruled" over Brittania. You only ever hear the other side of the story, when Ireland was trying to get out from under the English.
But what is this story anyway? History? Myth? Legend, like Camelot? Any Brits out there that can fill me in?