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In a Dark Wood Wandering: A Novel of the Middle Ages

Hella S. Haasse has written 17 novels as well as poetry, plays and essays, and has received many honors and awards including the Netherlands State Award for Literature. Her books have been translated ...into English, French, German, Swedish, Italian, Hungarian, Serbo-Croatian and Welsh.Publishers WeeklyCharles d'Orleans (1394-1465), shy nephew of mad French king Charles VI, is the focus of this narrative, first published in the Netherlands in 1949. ``This massive novel . . . is magisterial in its grasp of princely politics and military maneuvering in the era of the Hundred Years' War between France and England,'' said PW. ``As a fictional narrative of private life and human emotion, however, it lacks the vital spark.'' 50,000 first printing; QPB selection. (May)

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Hella S. Haasse

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The Hundred Years War: The English in France 1337-1453

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Desmond Seward

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Century of the Soldier (The Monarchies of God #3-5)

A Re-issue Of A Classic Fantasy Series, Back In Print For The First Time In Almost 10 Years. By The Mid Sixth Century Of Ramusian Reckoning The Great Struggle Is Approaching Its Climax. For The Victor... There Will Be Supremacy; For The Vanquished, Cultural Annihilation. Fighting That War, Corfe Of Torunna Will Find That Court Intrigue Can Be As Murderous As Any Martial Foe. The Monks Albrec And Avila Will Explode A Bombshell Of Secret Knowledge Which Will Change The Continent Irrevocably. And Richard Hawkwood Will Return With The Discovery Of A New World. The Sixth Century Is The Crucible Of History. The Century Of The Soldier.

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Paul Kearney

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Chronicles

Froissart (1337-1410), sometimes described as the historian of the Hundred Years' War, was one of the first great journalists. His Chronicles reveal the same curiosity about character and customs whic...h underlies the works of his contemporary, Chaucer. This selection depicts a panorama of Europe during the great age of Anglo-French rivalry, from the deposition of Edward II to the downfall of Richard II, Froissart's famous descriptions of chivalry in action at Sluy's, Crecy, Calais and Poitiers are only part of a comprehensive court's-eye-view of society which embraces trading activities, diplomacy and the Peasants' Revolt.

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Jean Froissart

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Fields of Glory (The Hundred Years War, #1)

The Year Is 1346 And King Edward Iii Is Restless. Despite Earlier Victories His Army Has Still Not Achieved A Major Breakthrough And The French Crown Remains Intact. Determined To Bring France Under E...nglish Rule And The French Army To Its Knees He Has Regrouped And Planned A New Route Of Attack. And On The Beaches Of Normandy His Men Now Mass, Ready To March Through France To Victory. But The French Are Nowhere To Be Seen. Edward Knows That The Worst Thing He Could Do Would Be To Take The Battle To The French, Where They Will Have The Advantage And So He Sets Up Camp Near A Small Hill At Crecy And Waits. The Battle Of Crecy Will Be A Decisive Turning Point In The Hundred Years' Wars. This Is The Story Of That Battle And The Men Who Won It.

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Michael Jecks

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Wars of the Roses: Through the Lives of Five Men and Women of the Fifteenth Century

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Desmond Seward

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Trial by Battle: The Hundred Years War, Volume 1

a History Book Club Selection the London Review Books - Keen sumption's Two Splendid Volumes Have Done A Very Condiserable Service To The Current Study Of History By Restoring Narrative To Its Proper ...Place In The Discipline.

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Jonathan Sumption

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Dove and Sword: A Novel of Joan of Arc

This is a story of the Hundred Years' War and its great heroine, Joan of Arc. When Joan sets out to lead an army against the British, her friend Gabrielle stays loyally by her side until the wrenching... finish. In 1455 in France, Gabrielle is visited by Pierre d'Arc, a brother of Joan of Arc, and with him reminisces about their childhood together in Domremy and Joan's subsequent trial and burning at the stake at Rouen twenty-four years before.

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Nancy Garden

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Wars of the Irish Kings: A Thousand Years of Struggle, from the Age of Myth through the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

For the first thousand years of its history, Ireland was shaped by its wars. Beginning with the legends of ancient battles and warriors, Wars of the Irish Kings moves through a time when history and s...torytelling were equally prized, into the age when history was as much propaganda as fact. This remarkable book tells of tribal battles, foreign invasions, Viking raids, family feuds, wars between rival Irish kingdoms, and wars of rebellion against the English. While the battles formed the legends of the land, it was the people fighting the battles—Cuchulain, Finn MacCool, Brian Boru, Robert the Bruce, Elizabeth I, and Hugh O’Donnell—who shaped the destiny and identity of the Irish nation. This is the real story of how Ireland came to be, told through eyewitness accounts from a thousand years of struggle, brought together for the first time in one volume. It’s a surprisingly immediate and stunning portrait of an all-but-forgotten time that forged the Ireland of today.

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David Willis McCullough

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Saint George For England: A Tale Of Cressy And Pointiers

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G.A. Henty

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