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The Wars of Edward III

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When Edward III came to the throne of England in 1327, England's military reputation had reached a low ebb. The young king's first campaign against the Scots was a complete failure, and the next year the shameful peace' set the seal on Robert Bruce's victory in the First Scottish War of Independence. Twenty-two years later, however, King Jean II of France and King David II of Scotland were both prisoners in London, an English army was camped outside Paris, and Edward was widely considered the most skilful warrior in the world. Clifford Rogers uses contemporary documents (campaign bulletins, administrative documents, and excerpts from 29 different chronicles) to tell the story of the battles, sieges, and chevauches that produced this remarkable reversal - and the subsequent restoration of French fortunes under Du Guesclin and Charles V. The majority of the texts employed have never before been translated into modern English (and a number have never been published before in any language).

Apart from minor shelf wear to the top and bottom edges of the covers, this book could be described "as new".

Item details

Added value:
First Edition Dustcover unclipped
Author(s):
Clifford J Rogers
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0851156460
ISBN-13:
9780851156460
Number of pages:
384
Publisher:
Boydell
Title:
The Wars of Edward III

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When Edward III came to the throne of England in 1327, England's military reputation had reached a low ebb. The young king's first campaign against the Scots was a complete failure, and the next year the shameful peace' set the seal on Robert Bruce's victory in the First Scottish War of Independence. Twenty-two years later, however, King Jean II of France and King David II of Scotland were both prisoners in London, an English army was camped outside Paris, and Edward was widely considered the most skilful warrior in the world. Clifford Rogers uses contemporary documents (campaign bulletins, administrative documents, and excerpts from 29 different chronicles) to tell the story of the battles, sieges, and chevauches that produced this remarkable reversal - and the subsequent restoration of French fortunes under Du Guesclin and Charles V. The majority of the texts employed have never before been translated into modern English (and a number have never been published before in any language).

Apart from minor shelf wear to the top and bottom edges of the covers, this book could be described "as new".

Added value:
First Edition Dustcover unclipped
Author(s):
Clifford J Rogers
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0851156460
ISBN-13:
9780851156460
Number of pages:
384
Publisher:
Boydell
Title:
The Wars of Edward III

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