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  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141020679
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688
  • RRP: $29.99
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Edward III and the Triumph of England

The Battle of Crécy and the Company of the Garter




A fascinating recreation of the world of one of England's most charismatic monarchs

The young Edward III's destruction of the French army at Crécy in 1346 and capture of Calais marked a new era in European history. Edward's claim to be King of France could be pressed home and enormous rewards of land and treasure were available both to the king and to the close companions who had made the victory possible. 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.

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141020679
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688
  • RRP: $29.99
Categories:

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Praise for Edward III and the Triumph of England

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 shares his hero's love of chivalry . . . The book sparkles 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

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