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Edward III

Author: W M Ormrod
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012.
Series: Yale English monarchs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Edward III (1312-1377) was the most successful European ruler of his age. Reigning for over fifty years, he achieved spectacular military triumphs and overcame grave threats to his authority, from parliamentary revolt to the Black Death. Revered by his subjects as a chivalric dynamo, he initiated the Hundred Years' War and gloriously led his men into battle against the Scots and the French. In this illuminating  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Edward, King of England; Edward, King of England; Edward, England King; König Eduard (Grossbritannien
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W M Ormrod
ISBN: 9780300119107 0300119100 9780300194081 0300194080
OCLC Number: 710816553
Description: xx, 721 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Edward of Windsor, 1312-1322 --
Exile and succession, 1322-1327 --
Tutelage, 1327-1330 --
England's little lion, 1330-1337 --
Family and friends, 1330-1344 --
Scourge of the Scots, 1330-1338 --
The leopard and the lily, 1331-1339 --
The edge of the abyss, 1339-1341 --
Brittany and back, 1341-1346 --
The way of victory, 1346-1347 --
For Arthur and St George, 1344-1355 --
The road to Poitiers, 1347-1356 --
Pestilence and politics, 1348-1358 --
The ransoming of rulers, 1356-1360 --
Intimations of empire, 1360-1368 --
The house of magnificence, 1358-1369 --
The throne of peace, 1360-1369 --
Retreat and defeat, 1368-1375 --
A fragile tenure, 1369-1376 --
The year of sorrows, 1376-1377 --
Edward the Great --
Appendix I: The titles and seals of Edward III --
Appendix II: The itinerary of Edward III, 1325-1377.
Series Title: Yale English monarchs.
Responsibility: W. Mark Ormrod.


Edward III ranks as one of England's most successful medieval monarchs, achieving stunning military victories in the Hundred Years War, and managing to unite a fractious realm and nobility behind his  Read more...


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