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The Black Prince and King Jean II of France

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What were the essential qualities for a military commander during the Hundred Years War? How important were strategic vision, tactical skill and powers of leadership in medieval warfare? These are the questions that Peter Hoskins explores in this perceptive study of the careers of Edward, the Black Prince who led the English army to victory at the Battle of Poitiers and the opponent he defeated, the French King Jean II. Their contrasting characters and backgrounds are considered as is the military tradition of their time, but the primary focus of the book is a close comparison of their strengths and weaknesses as soldiers as they were revealed on campaign and on the battlefield. The Black Prince was one of the most admired generals of his generation, a charismatic leader, a shrewd tactician and strategist and a decisive commander. In contrast King Jean was impulsive, driven more by pride, his sense of honor and personal objectives than strategic priorities. When he was put to the ultimate test at Poitiers he lost control of his army, while the Black Prince took the initiative personally to secure victory against the odds. Peter Hoskins analyses the leadership qualities of the prince and the king according to the principles of war enunciated by Sun Tzu and Vegetius as well as the modern principles of war of the United Kingdom armed forces. He gives readers a fascinating insight into the nature of command and the conduct of war in the Middle Ages.

The Black Prince: England's Greatest Medieval Warrior

The Black Prince: England's Greatest Medieval Warrior Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Jones
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1681778076
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The remarkable and inspiring story of one of the greatest warrior-princes of the Middle Ages—and an unforgettably vivid portrait of warfare and chivalry in the fourteen century. As a child he was given his own suit of armor; at the age of sixteen, he helped defeat the French at Crécy. At Poitiers, in 1356, his victory over King John II of France forced the French into a humiliating surrender that marked the zenith of England’s dominance in the Hundred Years War. As lord of Aquitaine, he ruled a vast swathe of territory across the west and southwest of France, holding a magnificent court at Bordeaux that mesmerized the brave but unruly Gascon nobility and drew them like moths to the flame of his cause. He was Edward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III, and better known to posterity as “the Black Prince.” His military achievements captured the imagination of Europe: heralds and chroniclers called him “the flower of all chivalry” and “the embodiment of all valor.” But what was the true nature of the man behind the chivalric myth, and of the violent but pious world in which he lived? This exemplary new history uses contemporary chronicles plus a wide range of documentary material—including the Prince's own letters and those of his closest followers—to tell the tale of an authentic English hero and to paint a memorable portrait of society in the tumultuous fourteenth century.

Authorities in the Middle Ages

Authorities in the Middle Ages Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sini Kangas,Mia Korpiola,Tuija Ainonen
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110294567
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Authorities in the Middle Ages by Sini Kangas,Mia Korpiola,Tuija Ainonen Summary

Medievalists reading and writing about and around authority-related themes lack clear definitions of its actual meanings in the medieval context. Authorities in the Middle Ages offers answers to this thorny issue through specialized investigations. This book considers the concept of authority and explores the various practices of creating authority in medieval society. In their studies sixteen scholars investigate the definition, formation, establishment, maintenance, and collapse of what we understand in terms of medieval struggles for authority, influence and power. The interdisciplinary nature of this volume resonates with the multi-faceted field of medieval culture, its social structures, and forms of communication. The fields of expertise include history, legal studies, theology, philosophy, politics, literature and art history. The scope of inquiry extends from late antiquity to the mid-fifteenth century, from the Church Fathers debating with pagans to the rapacious ghosts ruining the life of the living in the Sagas. There is a special emphasis on such exciting but understudied areas as the Balkans, Iceland and the eastern fringes of Scandinavia.

Crécy 1346

Crécy 1346 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Hoskins,Richard Barber
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473897750
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Crécy 1346 by Peter Hoskins,Richard Barber Summary

On 26 August 1346, near the village of Crcy in northern France, Edward IIIs outnumbered English army confronted the French forces of Philip VI and won one of the most remarkable battles of the Hundred Years War. Edwards victory had a major impact on th

The Jacquerie of 1358

The Jacquerie of 1358 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Justine Firnhaber-Baker
Editor: Oxford University Press
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The Jacquerie of 1358 is one of the most famous and mysterious peasant uprisings of the Middle Ages. Beginning in a small village but eventually overrunning most of northern France, the Jacquerie rebels destroyed noble castles and killed dozens of noblemen before being put down in a bloody wave of suppression. The revolt occurred in the wake of the Black Death and during the Hundred Years War, and it was closely connected to a rebellion in Paris against the French crown. The Jacquerie of 1358 resolves long-standing controversies about whether the revolt was just an irrational explosion of peasant hatred or simply an extension of the Parisian revolt. It shows that these opposing conclusions are based on the illusory assumption that the revolt was a unified movement with a single goal. In fact, the Jacquerie has to be understood as a constellation of many events that evolved over time. It involved thousands of people, who understood what they were doing in different and changing ways. The story of the Jacquerie is about how individuals and communities navigated their specific political, social, and military dilemmas, how they reacted to events as they unfolded, and how they chose to remember (or to forget) in its aftermath. The Jacquerie Revolt of 1358 rewrites the narrative of this tumultuous period and gives special attention to how violence and social relationships were harnessed to mobilize popular rebellion.

Edward III and the Triumph of England

Edward III and the Triumph of England Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Barber
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846147638
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Edward III and the Triumph of England by Richard Barber Summary

A fascinating recreation of the world of one of England's most charismatic monarchs, from award-winning author and historian Richard Barber The destruction of the French army at Crécy in 1346 and the subsequent siege and capture of Calais marked a new era in European history. The most powerful, glamorous and respected of all western monarchies had been completely humiliated by England, a country long viewed either as a chaotic backwater or a mere French satellite. The young Edward III's triumph would launch both countries, as we now know, into a grim cycle of some 90 years of further fighting ending with English defeat, but after Crécy anything seemed possible - Edward's claim to be King of France could be pressed home and, in any event, enormous rewards of land, treasure and prestige were available both to the king and to the close companions who had made the victory possible. It was to enshrine this moment that Edward created one of the most famous of all knightly orders, the Company of the Garter. Barber writes about both the great campaigns and the individuals who formed the original membership of the Company - and through their biographies makes the period tangible and fascinating. This is a book about knighthood, battle tactics and grand strategy, but it is also about fashion, literature and the privates lives of everyone from queens to freebooters. Barber's book is a remarkable achievement - but also an extremely enjoyable one. Reviews: 'Barber [has an] infectious passion for and deep knowledge of his subject matter ... elegant prose and rigorous historical analysis ... a valuable and thorough addition to the body of work on this most impressive of English monarchs' Sunday Times 'In Edward III and the Triumph of England [Barber] has written the kind of book that the king would have enjoyed: full of battles, glitter and ceremony ... he has an original eye and an elegant pen' Jonathan Sumption, Literary Review 'Barber share's his hero's love of chivalry ... The book sparkle[s] with some of Edward's own glitz' Telegraph 'This absorbing book is layered rather than linear, sifting with uncommon sensitivity through challenging sources to test the boundaries of what we can and cannot know ... We discover the complexity of the world in which Edward and his commanders lived' Helen Castor, The Times About the author: Richard Barber has had a huge influence on the study of medieval history and literature, both as a writer and as a publisher. His major works include The Knight and Chivalry (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), Edward Prince of Wales and Aquitaine, The Penguin Guide to Medieval Europe and The Holy Grail: The History of a Legend. He lives in East Anglia.

The Hundred Years War

The Hundred Years War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Green
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300209940
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The Hundred Years War by David Green Summary

What life was like for ordinary French and English people, embroiled in a devastating century-long conflict that changed their world. The Hundred Years War (1337–1453) dominated life in England and France for well over a century. It became the defining feature of existence for generations. This sweeping book is the first to tell the human story of the longest military conflict in history. Historian David Green focuses on the ways the war affected different groups, among them knights, clerics, women, peasants, soldiers, peacemakers, and kings. He also explores how the long war altered governance in England and France and reshaped peoples’ perceptions of themselves and of their national character. Using the events of the war as a narrative thread, Green illuminates the realities of battle and the conditions of those compelled to live in occupied territory; the roles played by clergy and their shifting loyalties to king and pope; and the influence of the war on developing notions of government, literacy, and education. Peopled with vivid and well-known characters—Henry V, Joan of Arc, Philippe the Good of Burgundy, Edward the Black Prince, John the Blind of Bohemia, and many others—as well as a host of ordinary individuals who were drawn into the struggle, this absorbing book reveals for the first time not only the Hundred Years War’s impact on warfare, institutions, and nations, but also its true human cost. “[Hundred Years War] makes us care about this long-ago conflict and the society that pursued and was shaped by it. . . . [It is] likely to (and indeed should) become a standard introduction to the war.”—Charles F. Briggs, Speculum

The Hundred Years' War

The Hundred Years' War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: 50MINUTES
ISBN: 2806289793
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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Hundred Years’ War in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Hundred Years’ War. One of the longest direct conflicts between two countries, the Hundred Years’ War marked the culmination of tensions between the French and English over territory and the claim to the throne in France. The war, which saw the appearance of new military tactics and led to the development of strong national identities in both countries, is widely considered to be one of the most important conflicts of the Middle Ages. In just 50 minutes you will: • Learn about the main rulers and commanders involved in the Hundred Years’ War, on both the French and English sides • Understand the principal events and turning points of the conflict, including the Battle of Agincourt and the Battle of Castillon • Find out about the political, economic and social upheaval resulting from the war ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.

King Edward III

King Edward III Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408151855
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King Edward III is increasingly thought to have been written in significant part by Shakespeare. This landmark new edition by textual expert and General Editor of the Arden Shakespeare, Richard Proudfoot, offers a full account of the play's text and the evidence of Shakespeare's hand at work in it. Fully annotated with on-page notes and a lengthy critical introduction which also explores the play's production history and the impact of its historical context.

The Black Prince

The Black Prince Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shirley Ann Grau
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504047230
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National Book Award Finalist: A stunning collection of Southern short fiction by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Keepers of the House. A family hides its poverty behind a façade of gentility. A mysterious stranger sows discord in a backwoods hamlet. A man leaves prison only to be drawn back into the darkness of his past. A young bride faces the choice of informing on her husband and his family or enduring a lifetime of deceit. These nine stories by Pulitzer Prize winner Shirley Ann Grau traverse the landscape of the American South, from New Orleans to the Louisiana bayou to the pine woods of Alabama, but their true territory is universal: the mysteries of the human heart. A dazzling portrait of the lovers and the criminals, the rich and the outcasts of the Deep South, these tales of passion, conflict, and destiny come from “a born writer if ever there was one . . . One reads these haunting, strikingly original stories with pleasure and excitement, enthralled by their power, amused by their melancholy irony” (The New York Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Shirley Ann Grau, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

The Black Prince of Florence

The Black Prince of Florence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Fletcher
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448182085
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‘A spectacular, elegant, brilliant portrait of skulduggery, murder and sex in Renaissance Florence’ Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard, Books of the Year 1531 – after years of brutal war and political intrigue, the bastard son of a Medici Duke and a ‘half-negro’ maidservant rides into Florence. Within a year, he rules the city as its Prince. Backed by the Pope and his future father-in-law the Holy Roman Emperor, the nineteen-year-old Alessandro faces down bloody family rivalry and the scheming hostility of Italy’s oligarchs to reassert the Medicis’ faltering grip on the turbulent city-state. Six years later, as he awaits an adulterous liaison, he will be murdered by his cousin in another man’s bed. ‘Nothing in sixteenth-century history is more astonishing’ Hilary Mantel

The Black Prince's Expedition

The Black Prince's Expedition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H.J. Hewitt
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473819091
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Edward, the Black Prince, is one of the legendary figures of English history. The first son of Edward III and an outstanding military leader, he is famous for his decisive victory at the Battle of Poitiers, and he is one of the most charismatic characters of the Hundred Years' War. This classic study focuses on the crucial phase of his extraordinary career - his daring campaign against the French in central and southwestern France in 1355-7. H.J. Hewitt's work is one of the key texts on the Prince, and it will be fascinating reading for anyone who is interested in medieval warfare.

Black Prince

Black Prince Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Green
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752473069
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Black Prince by David Green Summary

One of the most charismatic and enigmatic personalities of the High Middle Ages, Edward the 'Black Prince' commanded an English division at the battle of Crecy at just 16 years old. But despite his battlefield exploits, romantic reputation, and popularity among the people, Edward has become notorious as a proponent of 'scorched earth' campaigns, or chevauchee. These expeditions amounted to little more than the licensed plunder of undefended towns and the murder of non-combatants. The premature death of Edward saw his infant son ascend to the throne and led, eventually, to the fraticidal chaos of the Wars of the Roses and the emergence of the Tudor dynasty. In this startling reappraisal of the prince's life, David Green assesses his actions in their historical context and examines what might have been had Edward the Black Prince become King Edward IV.

Turn Left At The Pub

Turn Left At The Pub Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George W. Oakes,Anton Powell
Editor: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1250123461
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Turn Left At The Pub by George W. Oakes,Anton Powell Summary

Turn Left at the Pub was first published in 1969 as a follow-up to the highly successful Turn Right at the Fountain by the same author, George Oakes. This fully updated edition features a wealth of brand new material by Anton Powell, author of Londonwalks, and takes the reader on leisurely yet educational strolls through some of the best town and country scenery that Britain has to offer. Oxford, Cambridge, and York are included, along with some lovely out of-the-way places such as Tenby, the Cornish fishing village of Solva, and St. David's, a bishop's fortified village, rich in history. Architectural and cultural details that might ordinarily be missed by a visitor are expertly noted here. True to the title, each section also features suggestions on the best pub or restaurant in which to refresh yourself at journey's .

The Black Prince

The Black Prince Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Iris Murdoch
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 140902296X
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'Every artist is an unhappy lover. And unhappy lovers want to tell their story.' Ex-tax collector and author of two unpopular novels, Bradley Pearson wishes to devote his retirement to writing a masterpiece. But the doorbell and the phone keep ringing, and every ring brings with it an ex-wife, a friend in need, a sister in trouble or a young woman seeking a teacher, and so dusty, selfish Bradley is plunged into the muddles and mysteries which will end in his doom. Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 1973. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SOPHIE HANNAH VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. To celebrate her centenary Vintage Classics presents special editions of her greatest and most timeless novels.

The Black Prince of Baseball

The Black Prince of Baseball Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donald Dewey,Nicholas Acocella
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803299664
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The Black Prince of Baseball by Donald Dewey,Nicholas Acocella Summary

As America lurched into the twentieth century, its national pastime was afflicted with the same moral malaise that was enveloping the rest of the nation. Players regularly bet on games, games were routinely fixed, and league politics were as dirty as the base paths. Against this backdrop, Hal Chase emerged as one of the game's greatest players and also as one of its most scandalous characters. With charisma and bravado that earned him the nickname The Prince, Chase charmed his way across America, spinning lies in the afternoon, dealing high-stakes poker at night, and gambling with beautiful women until dawn. Most notoriously of all, he undermined his stature as the era's greatest first baseman by conniving with gamblers to fix games and draw teammates into his diamond conspiracies. But as Donald Dewey and Nicholas Acocella reveal in their groundbreaking biography, The Black Prince of Baseball, Chase was also a scapegoat for baseball notables with hands even dirtier than his. These included league officials who ignored facts in an attempt to pin the 1919 Black Sox scandal on him and--a previously unknown twist--the fabled John McGraw, who perjured himself on a witness stand against the first baseman. Although Chase, contrary to popular belief, was never banned from the major leagues, meticulous research by the authors implicates him in other shady enterprises as well, not least an attempt to blackmail revivalist Aimee Semple McPherson. As The Black Prince of Baseball makes clear, in his protean talents and larcenies, Hal Chase personified all the excesses of Ragtime.

Life of Edward the Black Prince

Life of Edward the Black Prince Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Louise Creighton
Editor: Good Press
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"Life of Edward the Black Prince" by Louise Creighton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Black Prince of France

The Black Prince of France Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Aivan de Moya
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462045251
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In the middle of the night, New York policeman Scott Dewitt answers a desperate phone call from his sister Larissa, who is living in Paris. Her boyfriend Claude has abruptly disappeared, and she can convince no one that foul play may be involved. Scott rushes to her and discovers the couple has become involved in a sinister conspiracy dating back centuries. Scott learns that the story of the Man in the Iron Mask is more than just a classic novel. It is a long-unsolved mystery at the center of a blackmail plot threatening the oldest, richest and most powerful families of Western Europe. Scott and Larissa must unveil the identity of the famous anonymous prisoner to find the missing man and save their own lives. They chase down a trail of clues, hidden messages and enigmatic symbols across France, England, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland and the Vatican, all the while pursued by a band of shadowy assassins. They discover shocking revelations about the crowned heads of Europe while fighting to survive. Inspired by true events, and based on extensive historical and scholarly research, the Black Prince of France takes the reader on a thrilling quest from the halls of 17th century palaces to the midst of a modern secret society. It is a plot deeper than the Da Vinci Code and darker than the Lost Symbol. It is the actual solution to the mystery of the Man in the Iron Mask...Learn the lengths to which the elite will go in order to ensure that their secrets, no matter how ancient, will remain secret!

The Life of Edward the Black Prince, 1330-1376

The Life of Edward the Black Prince, 1330-1376 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Henry Dwight Sedgwick
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787207528
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The Life of Edward the Black Prince, 1330-1376 by Henry Dwight Sedgwick Summary

Originally published in 1932, this is a fascinating historical biography of Edward of Woodstock, better known as Edward the Black Prince, penned by renowned historian Henry Dwight Sedgwick. Edward of Woodstock KG (15 June 1330 - 8 June 1376) was the eldest son of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, and the father of King Richard II of England. He was the first Duke of Cornwall (from 1337), the Prince of Wales (from 1343) and the Prince of Aquitaine (1362-72). He was called “Edward of Woodstock” in his early life, after his birthplace, and since the 16th century has been popularly known as the Black Prince. He was an exceptional military leader, and his victories over the French at the Battles of Crécy and Poitiers made him very popular in England during his lifetime. In 1348 he was made a Founding Knight of the Garter. Edward died in 1376, one year before his father, becoming the first English Prince of Wales not to become King of England. The throne passed instead to his son Richard II, a minor, upon the death of Edward III.

La guerre de Cent Ans

La guerre de Cent Ans Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marie Fauré,
Editor: 50 Minutes
ISBN: 2806267188
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Découvrez enfin tout ce qu’il faut savoir sur la guerre de Cent Ans en moins d’une heure ! Célèbre conflit du Moyen Âge, la guerre de Cent Ans voit s’opposer les royaumes de France et d’Angleterre. Si elle débute à la suite d’une querelle dynastique visant la couronne française, l’enjeu est bien plus important que cela. Il s’agit en fait de s’octroyer la domination politique et économique sur l’Europe occidentale. Pendant un siècle, Français et Anglais combattront l’un contre l’autre dans des batailles restées mythiques, telles que notamment la bataille d’Azincourt. Ce livre vous permettra d’en savoir plus sur : • Le contexte de l’époque • Les acteurs majeurs du conflit • Le déroulement de la guerre de Cent Ans • Les raisons de la victoire française • Les répercussions de la guerre Le mot de l’éditeur : « Dans ce numéro de la collection « 50MINUTES|Grandes Batailles », Marie Fauré nous plonge au cœur de la guerre de Cent Ans. Capitale à bien des égards, elle fait entrer la France et l’Angleterre dans l’ère moderne et est à l’origine de la naissance d’un sentiment national jusque-là inexistant. » Stéphanie Dagrain À PROPOS DE LA SÉRIE 50MINUTES | Grandes Batailles La série « Grandes Batailles » de la collection « 50MINUTES » aborde plus de cinquante conflits qui ont bouleversé notre histoire. Chaque livre a été pensé pour les lecteurs curieux qui veulent tout savoir sur une bataille, tout en allant à l’essentiel, et ce en moins d’une heure. Nos auteurs combinent les faits, les analyses et les nouvelles perspectives pour rendre accessibles des siècles d’histoire.