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The flower of chivalry : Bertrand Du Guesclin and the Hundred Years War

Author: Richard Vernier
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The rise of Bertrand du Guesclin ranks as one of the most spectacular adventures in a fourteenth century rich in heroic tales. A poor Breton squire, ungainly and unlettered, he came of age at the onset of the Hundred Years War. He spent two decades engaged in irregular warfare in his native province before he became a knight, and was recognised by Charles V as the captain France needed." "Du Guesclin fought on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Bertrand Du Guesclin, comte de Longueville; Bertrand Du Guesclin, comte de Longueville; Bertrand Du Guesclin, comte de Longueville; Bertrand Du Guesclin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Vernier
ISBN: 184383006X 9781843830061 9781843833529 1843833522
OCLC Number: 51755916
Description: 237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Funeral pomp --
Enfances (1320-1338) --
Wars within wars: Brittany (1341-1357) --
The King's man (1358-1364) --
Wars within wars: Castille (1365-1366) --
Fortune's wheel (1367) --
Revenge in Spain (1368-1369) --
Constable of France (1370-1372) --
Dubious battles (1373-1380) --
Epilogue: the life of the legend --
Appendix: The Gisants of du Guesclin.
Responsibility: Richard Vernier.

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Bertrand Du Guesclin was one of the great heroes of medieval France. His engaging, adventurous life story embodies all the drama and excitement of the Hundred Years War.  Read more...

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