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The Hundred Years’ War

Book of The Hundred Years’ War
The Hundred Years’ War is book by N.a, publish by Bloomsbury Publishing with 96 pages. You can read book online free by subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or direct download from the alternative source.
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : : 147280998X
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : History

There can be no doubt that military conflict between France and England dominated European history in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. This war is of considerable interest both because of its duration and the number of theatres in which it was fought. In this book, Hundred Years' War expert Dr Anne Curry reveals how the war can reveal much about the changing nature of warfare: the rise of infantry and the demise of the knight; the impact of increased use of gunpowder and the effect of the wars on generations of people around it.

Francia, Band 44

Book of Francia, Band 44
  • Author : Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris
  • Publisher : Thorbecke
  • Isbn : : 3799581421
  • Pages : 484
  • Category : History

Der Band enthält 27 Beiträge in deutscher, französischer und englischer Sprache. Die Themenvielfalt reicht von Köln und dem Rheinland im frühen Mittelalter, Nithard als Militärhistoriker, monastischer Buchkultur in Burgund, Strategien der Konfliktlösung in der Touraine des 12. Jahrhunderts und der Funktion des mittelalterlichen Prangers über Eigenheiten des föderalen Systems, den französischen Adel der Frühen Neuzeit, deutsch-französische Beziehungen zur Zeit der Religionskriege, die Münzreform der Kaiserin Maria-Theresia in den Österreichischen Niederlanden und die Rolle der Nationalgarde in Lyon bis zur sozialen Epistemologie im frühen 19. Jahrhundert, nationale Stereotypen im deutsch-französischen Kontext und der Rolle der Besatzungsmächte in den beiden Weltkriegen.

Longbowman vs Crossbowman

Book of Longbowman vs Crossbowman
  • Author : David Campbell
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : : 147281763X
  • Pages : 80
  • Category : History

For centuries, the crossbow had played a key role on the battlefields of continental Europe, with mercenaries from Genoa and Brabant in particular filling the ranks of the French army, yet on the outbreak of the Hundred Years' War they came up against a more powerful foe. To master the English longbow was a labour of years, requiring far greater skill to use than the crossbow, but it was much more flexible and formidable, striking fear into the French and their allies. This study examines three battles – Sluys (1340), Crécy (1346) and Poitiers (1356) – and shows how the use of the longbow allowed England's armies to inflict crushing defeats on numerically superior forces. The longbow changed the shape of war, becoming the defining weapon of the age and wreaking havoc upon the French armies that would face it. Featuring full-colour artwork, this is the engrossing story of the first clashes between the English longbowmen and the crossbowmen of the French king on the bloody battlefields of the Hundred Years' War.

The Black Prince: England's Greatest Medieval Warrior

Book of The Black Prince: England's Greatest Medieval Warrior
  • Author : Michael Jones
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : : 1681778076
  • Pages : 488
  • Category : History

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.

Looking Westward

Book of Looking Westward
  • Author : Ordelle G. Hill
  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Isbn : : 9780874130492
  • Pages : 203
  • Category : Literary Criticism

A study of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight from the perspective of the poetry, landscape, and politics of late thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Wales and the Welsh March.

Life of Edward the Black Prince

Book of Life of Edward the Black Prince
  • Author : Louise Creighton
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn : : 1465552227
  • Pages : 235
  • Category : Great Britain

The Black Prince and King Jean II of France

Book of The Black Prince and King Jean II of France
  • Author : Peter Hoskins
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
  • Isbn : : 1526749882
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : History

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.

William de la Pole: Merchant and King's Banker

Book of William de la Pole: Merchant and King's Banker
  • Author : E. B Fryde
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : : 0826432603
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : History

This book is a study of William de la Pole, the first English royal banker. E. B. Fryde discusses Pole's role as a merchant and financier, his political influence and the social preeminence he gained for himself and his family. The book addresses the growing significance of England's merchant class in financial and governmental affairs and examines the origins of one of the country's great families of the late medieval period.

England in the Later Middle Ages

Book of England in the Later Middle Ages
  • Author : K.H. Vickers
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 0429870663
  • Pages : 542
  • Category : History

First published in 1950 in its 7th edition, this volume became a standard work. Covering 213 years, it begins with Edward I and proceeds through events including the Black Death and the Hundred Years War to Edward IV. In doing so, the author balanced political, constitutional, social and economic aspects of England’s national evolution.

A History of England and the British Empire

Book of A History of England and the British Empire
  • Author : Arthur Donald Innes
  • Publisher : Dalcassian Publishing Company
  • Isbn : :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Category : Great Britain

Edward III

Book of Edward III
  • Author : W M Ormrod
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Isbn : : 0752468936
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : History

The fifty-year reign of one of England's most charismatic leaders is assessed in this lucid and incisive work. W.M. Ormrod traces Edward's life from his birth, when the very future of the monarchy in England was under threat, to his death when he was regarded throughout Europe as the very model of an ideal monarch.

Seats of Power in Europe during the Hundred Years War

Book of Seats of Power in Europe during the Hundred Years War
  • Author : Anthony Emery
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Isbn : : 1785701061
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : History

The Hundred Years’ War between England and France is a story of an epic conflict between two nations whose destinies became inextricably entwined throughout the later Middle Ages. During that time the balance of architectural power moved from religious to secular domination, the Gothic form continued to grow and the palace-fortress was in the ascendancy. Seats of Power in Europe is a major new study of the residences of the crowned heads and the royal ducal families of the countries involved in the Hundred Years’ War. Though they were the leading protagonists and therefore responsible for the course of the war, do their residences reflect an entirely defensive purpose, a social function, or the personality of their builders? As well as the castles of England and France it also looks at rulers residences in other European countries who supported one of the protagonists. They include Scotland, Castile, Aragon, Navarre, Portugal, the Low Countries, the imperial territories of Bohemia, and the papacy in Avignon and then Rome. The study concentrates on sixty properties extending from the castles at Windsor and Denilworth to those at Saumur and Rambures, and from the palaces at Avignon and Seville to the manor-houses at Germolles and Launay. A number of subsidiary or associated properties are also considered in more broad-based sections. Each region and its residences are prefaced by supporting historical and architectural surveys to help position the properties against the contemporary military, financial, and aesthetic backgrounds. Extensively illustrated in full color with over 120 photographs and over 70 plans this is an attractive and accessible overview of how architecture both shaped and was influenced by events during this tumultuous period in the history of Europe. Essential reading for students of architecture, architectural historians, historians and those interested in Medieval Europe. The Hundred Years’ War between England and France is a story of an epic conflict between two nations whose destinies became inextricably entwined throughout the later Middle Ages. During that time the balance of architectural power moved from religious to secular domination, the Gothic form continued to grow and the palace-fortress was in the ascendancy. Seats of Power in Europe is a major new study of the residences of the crowned heads and the royal ducal families of the countries involved in the Hundred Years’ War. Though they were the leading protagonists and therefore responsible for the course of the war, do their residences reflect an entirely defensive purpose, a social function, or the personality of their builders? As well as the castles of England and France it also looks at rulers residences in other European countries who supported one of the protagonists. They include Scotland, Castile, Aragon, Navarre, Portugal, the Low Countries, the imperial territories of Bohemia, and the papacy in Avignon and then Rome. The study concentrates on sixty properties extending from the castles at Windsor and Denilworth to those at Saumur and Rambures, and from the palaces at Avignon and Seville to the manor-houses at Germolles and Launay. A number of subsidiary or associated properties are also considered in more broad-based sections. Each region and its residences are prefaced by supporting historical and architectural surveys to help position the properties against the contemporary military, financial, and aesthetic backgrounds. Extensively illustrated in full color with over 120 photographs and over 70 plans this is an attractive and accessible overview of how architecture both shaped and was influenced by events during this tumultuous period in the history of Europe. Essential reading for students of architecture, architectural historians, historians and those interested in Medieval Europe.