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Hundred Years War

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By Ian Mortimer

By challenging the very idea of a continuous Anglo-French medieval war Ian Mortimer reveals the remarkable complexities of a series of distinct conflicts that began with a prophecy and ended with an English dynasty seeking the approval of God.

This book covers the period from 1369 to 1453, corresponding to the middle and later parts of the Hundred Years War, which affords an exceptional...

Anybody who has seen Gordon Corrigan’s clipped and authoritative explanations on television will expect more of the same here. When he describes...

The eldest son of Edward III took a decisive part in the battles of the Hundred Years’ War and was regarded as a paragon of chivalry. C.T. Allmand describes how the Black Prince, as he would become known, was his father’s chief lieutenant in Aquitaine, 1355-72.

Harold F. Hutchison compares fact with fiction in Shakespeare’s historical dramas.

On its centenary, Maurice Powicke traced the history of the Lanchashire educational establishment.

Derek Wilson looks at the life of a French princess, who married and helped depose an English king during a tumultuous period of Anglo-French relations that was to end in the Hundred Years War.

Christopher Allmand examines Alain Chartier’s Le Livre des Quatre Dames, a poem written in response to the English victory at Agincourt, and asks what it can tell us about the lives of women during this chapter in the Hundred Years War.

During the Anglo-French conflicts that characterised the 14th century, the Oxford theologian John Wyclif challenged the  ‘un-Christian’ pursuit of war and wealth. Yet, just like anti-war protesters today, Wyclif had little influence on Parliament or the king, writes Rory Cox. 

If the Hundred Years War has a boring bit, this is it – the years from 1369 to 1399 when the English lost most of the gains they had made from...

Beautiful, clever and determined, Yolande of Aragon was at the heart of the diplomatic and military campaigns that united 15th-century France. Margaret L. Kekewich charts her career.

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