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The last knight : the twilight of the Middle Ages and the birth of the modern era

Author: Norman F Cantor
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There may be no more fascinating historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe. The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent, yet gallantry, chivalry, and literary brilliance flourished in the courts of England and elsewhere. Chaucer wrote brilliant satire, lords and ladies invented courtly rituals of love and romance, yet the vast bulk of Europe's population struggled with plague, economic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Cantor, Norman F.
Last knight.
New York : Free Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607534819
Named Person: John, of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster; John, of Gaunt duc de Lancaster; John, of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster; John, Herzog von Lancaster
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norman F Cantor
ISBN: 0743226887 9780743226882
OCLC Number: 55139781
Description: 260 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Old Europe --
The great families --
Plantagenet England --
Women --
Warriors --
Spain --
The church --
Peasants --
Politics --
Chaucer --
The end of the Middle Ages.
Responsibility: Norman F. Cantor ; picture editor, Judy Cantor.
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John of Gaunt was the richest man in Europe at the end of the 14th century. A chivalrous knight, he was the last leader of the Plantagenet family and presided over one of the most cultivated of  Read more...

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