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John of Gaunt

Author: Anthony Goodman
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of John of Gaunt, the son of Edward III. It includes coverage of his education and rise to power and his relationship with Richard II.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goodman, Anthony, 1936-
John of Gaunt.
London ; New York : Longman, 1992
(OCoLC)697068698
Named Person: John, of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Goodman
ISBN: 0582502187 9780582502185 0582098130 9780582098138
OCLC Number: 24246398
Description: p. cm.
Contents: The inheritance of Edward III and Richard II; Gaunt in history; the education of a prince (1340-61); rise to power (1361-77); from dominance to exile (1377-81); Gaunt and Richard II (1381-86); Gaunt and Iberian affairs; from dominance to crisis (1389-99); Gaunt and Christendom - relations with the low countries, relations with Brittany, Gaunt's roles in Aquitaine and in relations with the Valois, peace, the unity of Christendom and crusading, Gaunt's diplomacy; Gaunt and warfare; Gaunt and the church; Gaunt and the secular peerage; Lancastrian residences and government institutions - residences and building works, Lancastrian government; Gaunt's regional interests, estate administration, finances; Gaunt characterized.
Responsibility: Anthony Goodman.

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A wonderful, balanced account, packed with fascinating detail, that brings to life this most controversial of medieval figures - "The Good Book Guide"

 
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