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In the steps of the Black Prince : the road to Poitiers, 1355-1356

Author: Peter Hoskins
Publisher: Woodbridge : The Boydell Press, 2013. ©2013
Series: Warfare in history
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author has retraced on foot the routes taken by the Black Prince during the French campaigns of 1355-1356, enabling him to provide an entirely new dimension to the events.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Edward, Prince of Wales; Edward, Prince of Wales
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hoskins
ISBN: 9781843836117 1843836114 9781843838746 1843838745
OCLC Number: 864935781
Description: xiv, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue. Origins --
The Chevauchée in the Languedoc, October to December 1355. Advance to contact : Bordeaux to Arouille, 5 to 11 October 1355 ; Armagnac : Arouille to Mirande, 12 to 22 October 1355 ; Toulouse : Mirande to Montgiscard, 23 to 29 October 1355 ; Carcassonne : Montgiscard to Canet, 29 October to 7 November 1355 ; Turning for home : Canet to Pennautier, 8 to 14 November 1355 ; Recrossing the Garonne : Pennautier to Carbonne, 15 to 18 November 1355 ; home for Christmas : Carbonne to La Réole, 19 November to 2 December 1355 --
Interlude. Consolidation and preparation : 2 December 1355 to 6 July 1356 --
The Poitiers Chevauchée, August to October 1356. Advance to the Vienne : La Réole to Manot, 6 July to 14 August 1356 ; Romorantin : Manot to Romorantin, 14 August to 5 September 1356 ; Manoeuvre : Romorantin to Poitiers, 5 to 17 September 1356 ; Battle joined : Nouaillé-Maupertuis, 18 and 19 September 1356 ; The return to Bordeaux : Nouaillé-Maupertuis to Bordeaux, 20 September to 2 October 1356 --
Epilogue. Aftermath --
Appendix. Summary itinerary for Prince's division, 1355 ; Summary itinerary for Prince's division, 1356.
Series Title: Warfare in history
Responsibility: Peter Hoskins.

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