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At the end of Monty Python and the Holy Grail,

King Arthur and his men are arrested for the murder of Frank the Famous Historian.

Earlier in the film, we see Frank murdered by an unknown knight dressed similarly to the Knights of the Round Table. However, the knight who kills him rides a real horse, while King Arthur and his men merely have coconuts.

Did King Arthur or one of his men kill Frank, or were they framed?

  • The script just says "A knight". – Valorum Aug 23 '17 at 7:35
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Singing Camelot Knight #4

Who was played by John Cleese (who also played Sir Lancelot the Brave).

You can see yellow and silver in this frame:

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This knight is also wearing yellow and silver, and the crest is conceivably the same:

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And in case you are not quite sure who's face that is, here is John Cleese wear the same pattern and crest:

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So yes, a knight from Camelot killed Frank the Historian.1


1: Assuming there is any sort of continuity with costumes in this movie.

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    He sure is displaying his "footwork impecc-able" in that last photo... – Vanguard3000 Aug 22 '17 at 20:51

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