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The Black Prince : England's greatest medieval warrior, Michael Jones

Label
The Black Prince : England's greatest medieval warrior
Title
The Black Prince
Title remainder
England's greatest medieval warrior
Statement of responsibility
Michael Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a child he was given his own suit of armor; at the age of sixteen, he helped defeat the French at C<U+00da>rcy. At Poitiers, in 1356, his victory over King John II of France forced the French into a humiliating surrender that marked the zenith of England's dominance in the Hundred Years War. As lord of Aquitaine, he ruled a vast swathe of territory across the west and southwest of France, holding a magnificent court at Bordeaux that mesmerized the brave but unruly Gascon nobility and drew them like moths to the flame of his cause. He was Edward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III, and better known to posterity as "the Black Prince." His military achievements captured the imagination of Europe: heralds and chroniclers called him "the flower of all chivalry" and "the embodiment of all valor." But what was the true nature of the man behind the chivalric myth, and of the violent but pious world in which he lived? This exemplary new history uses contemporary chronicles plus a wide range of documentary material-including the Prince's own letters and those of his closest followers-to tell the tale of an authentic English hero and to paint a memorable portrait of society in the tumultuous fourteenth century
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
OQX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Michael K.,
Dewey number
  • 942.03/7092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA234
LC item number
.J66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edward
  • Great Britain
  • Princes
Label
The Black Prince : England's greatest medieval warrior, Michael Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 456 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777412
Lccn
bl2018056219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • on1031929381
  • (OCoLC)1031929381
  • 2335003
Label
The Black Prince : England's greatest medieval warrior, Michael Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 456 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777412
Lccn
bl2018056219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • on1031929381
  • (OCoLC)1031929381
  • 2335003

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