Born on September 7th, 1913
From Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire, England
When the Romans successfully take Jerusalem, a combative faction of Jews relocates to a mountaintop redoubt in Masada under the leadership of Eleazar ben Yair (Peter Strauss) and refuses to accept Roman rule. Despite being overwhelmed numerically, the rebels successfully employ guerrilla warfare tactics against a Roman legion under Flavius Silva (Peter O'Toole) until the Romans finally summon an expert in siege warfare, Rubrius Gallus (Dennis Quilley).
After surviving a Nazi death camp, Polish doctor Adam Kelno (Anthony Hopkins) escapes to England. He devotes 20 years of his life to upgrading public health standards in Arabia and is knighted on his return, becoming a national hero. Kelno's world is shaken by an American writer (Ben Gazzara), whose book defames Kelno as a war criminal who participated in Nazi medical experiments. A courtroom battle ensues in QB VII -- Queen's Bench, Room 7 -- with Kelno's character on trial.