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Edward III and the triumph of England : the battle of Crécy and the Company of the Garter

Author: Richard W Barber
Publisher: London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2013.
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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. This book is about knighthood, battle tactics and grand strategy, and also about fashion, literature and the privates lives of everyone from queens to freebooters.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Edward, England King; Edward, England King
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Barber
ISBN: 9780713998382 0713998385 9781846147630 1846147638
OCLC Number: 839314940
Description: xxi, 649 pages, [16] pages of unnumberd plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Different voices: reading the evidence --
pt. 1. The rise of English power --
Prologue: The political background --
Edward, Philippa and their comrades 1327-1330 --
'A jolly young life': tournaments, festivals, display --
Apprenticeship in war: Scotland and Flanders 1332-1340 --
The kingdom of France --
'As it was in the days of King Arthur' --
The Crécy campaign --
The battle at Crécy --
pt. 2. The Company of the Garter --
The royal chapels and the College of St George at Windsor --
'The company of the knights of Saint George de la gartiere' --
pt. 3. The world of the Garter companions --
Knightly associations: orders, companies, fraternities --
Knights in their own words --
Laws of war and the reality of warfare --
pt. 4. A question of honour --
The garter companions at war --
The most noble order of the garter --
Epilogue: The legends --
Appendix 1. The English battle formation at Crécy: a hypothetical reconstruction --
Appendix 2. Eustace (Sauchet) d'Auberchicourt --
Appendix 3. Sources for biographical material on the companions of the Garter elected before 1361 --
Appendix 4. Chronological list of royal tournaments of Edward III --
Appendi 5. The Statutes of the Garter.
Responsibility: Richard Barber.

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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 Crecy anything seemed  Read more...

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