By Desmond Seward
For over 100 years England again and again invaded France at the pretext that her kings had a correct to the French throne. France was once a wide, unwieldy nation, England was once small and terrible, yet for the main half she ruled the struggle, sacking cities and castles and successful battles - together with such excellent victories as Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt, yet then the English run of luck started to fail, and in 4 brief years she misplaced Normandy and at last her final stronghold in Guyenne. The protagonists of the Hundred 12 months struggle are one of the so much vibrant in eu background: for the English, Edward III, the Black Prince and Henry V, later immortalized by means of Shakespeare; for the French, the superb yet inept John II, who died a prisoner in London, Charles V, who very approximately overcame England and the enigmatic Charles VII, who did finally force the English out. Desmond Seward's account strains the adjustments that resulted in France's ultimate victory and brings to existence all of the intrigue and color of the final chivalric combats as they gave solution to a extra brutal sleek struggle
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A Brief History of the Hundred Years War: The English in France, 1337-1453 (Brief Histories) by Desmond Seward