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The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback.

'He outlived his own mental and physical powers, the closest companions of his wars, his greatest ministers and lieutenants, and his heir'

Edward III lived through violent and turbulent times, becoming famed for his many military triumphs and the chivalric splendour of his court during his fifty-year reign. Yet, as Jonathan Sumption's hugely enjoyable account of Edward's rise and fall shows, he thirsted too much for glory and, ultimately, ended his life a heroic failure.

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  • Paperback

    9780141988672

    July 15, 2018

    Penguin Press

    144 pages

    RRP $12.99

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  • Hardback

    9780241184202

    July 1, 2016

    Allen Lane

    112 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • Edward III (Penguin Monarchs)
    Jonathan Sumption

    EBook

    9780241184219

    July 1, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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