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The Valois : kings of France, 1328-1589

Author: Robert J Knecht
Publisher: London : Hambledon Continuum, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The house of Valois ruled France for 250 years, playing a crucial role in its establishment as a major European power. When the last Valois, Henry III, was stabbed to death by a Dominican Friar in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: House of Valois; House of Valois
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Knecht
ISBN: 1852855223 9781852855222 9781852854201 1852854200
OCLC Number: 460822682
Description: xii, 276 s., tavler
Contents: Illustrations; Introduction; 1 A new Dynasty; 2 The Hundred Years' War; 3 The Marmousets; 4 Armagnacs versus Burgundians; 5 From Bourges to Paris; 6 The 'Universal Spider'; 7 The End of Breton Independence; 8 The Lure of Italy; 9 Valois versus Habsburg; 10 A Renaissance Court; 11 Royal Authority. 12 The Challenge of Heresy; 13 Mother and Sons; 14 The Last Valois; 15 Assessment; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Robert J. Knecht.

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