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William Thatcher (Character)
from A Knight's Tale (2001)

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A Knight's Tale -- A KNIGHT'S TALE is the rousing story of lowborn William Thatcher's (Ledger) quest to change his stars, win the heart of an exceedingly fair maiden (Sossamon) and rock his medieval world. Follow this fearless squire and his band of medieval misfits as they careen their way toward impossible glory that's part romance, part road trip and part exuberant swashbuckler.
A Knight's Tale -- After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

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Born in the Cheapside borough of London in early 1350s... See more »
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Young William Thatcher


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  1. A Knight's Tale (2001) Played by Heath Ledger / Leagh Conwell (as Young William Thatcher)
    ... aka "Rock You!" - Japan (English title)

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From A Knight's Tale (2001)
Prince Edward: [sighs] What a pair we make, huh? Both trying to hide who we are, both unable to do so. Your men love you. If I knew nothing else about you, that would be enough. But you also tilt when you should withdraw... and that is knightly, too.
Prince Edward: [to guards] Release him.
[Edward turns to crowd]
Prince Edward: He may appear to be of humble origins, but my personal historians have discovered that he is descendent from an ancient royal line.
[crowd murmuring]
Prince Edward: This is my word... and as such is beyond contestation.
Prince Edward: [turns to William] Now, if I may repay the kindness you once showed me... take a knee.
[draws his sword]
Prince Edward: By the power vested in me by my father, King Edward, and by all the witnesses here, I dub thee Sir William.
[crowd cheers]
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