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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 : Penguin Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Barber
ISBN: 9780141020679 0141020679
OCLC Number: 881018657
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2013.
Description: xxi., 649 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Pt. ONE Rise of English Power --
Prologue: The Political Background --
1. Edward, Philippa and their Comrades 1327-1330 --
2. `A jolly young life': Tournaments, Festivals, Display --
3. Apprenticeship in War: Scotland and Flanders 1332-1340 --
4. Kingdom of France --
5. `As it was in the days of King Arthur' --
6. Crecy Campaign --
7. Battle at Crecy --
pt. Two Company of the Garter --
8. Royal Chapels and the College of St George at Windsor --
9. `The company of the knights of Saint George de la gartiere' --
pt. Three World of the Garter Companions --
10. Knightly Associations: Orders, Companies, Fraternities --
11. Knights in their Own Words --
12. Laws of War and the Reality of Warfare --
pt. Four Question of Honour --
13. Garter Companions at War --
14. Most Noble Order of the Garter --
Epilogue: The Legends.
Responsibility: Richard Barber.

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