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The true chronicles of Jean Le Bel, 1290-1360

Author: Jehan Le Bel; Nigel Bryant
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, U.K. ; Rochester, N.Y. : Boydell Press, 2011.
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"The chronicles of Jean le Bel, written around 1357-60, are one of the most important sources for the beginning of the Hundred Years' War. They were only rediscovered and published at the beginning of the twentieth century, though Froissart begins his much more famous work by acknowledging his great debt to the 'true chronicles' which Jean le Bel had written. Many of the great pages of Froissart are actually the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2011501216
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jehan Le Bel; Nigel Bryant
ISBN: 9781846159862 1846159865
OCLC Number: 811408092
Language Note: Translated from the Middle French.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 271 pages) : maps
Contents: Jean Le Bel's chronicle --
Edward III's accession --
The campaign in the borders 1327 --
'The black Douglas' --
The claims to the French crown --
War with Scotland --
The war with France begins --
1340-58 --
The war of the Breton succession --
Edward and the Countess of Salisbury --
The war in Brittany --
Edward and the Countess of Salisbury --
The war in Gascony --
Crécy and Calais --
King John's reign begins --
The prince of Wales's campaigns --
Plunder and uprising --
Edward's last campaign.
Other Titles: Vrayes chroniques.
Responsibility: translated by Nigel Bryant.

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The chronicles of Jean le Bel are one of the most important sources for the beginning of the Hundred Years' War. This is the first English translation of a work written from eyewitness accounts and  Read more...

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