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4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive..
Edward III, hero of Crécy, and one of England's most renowned Kings is the focus for this comprehensive and well written historical tome. From the beginning, the book is layered with chivalric honour and tales of military tactics which helped to catapult this small and rather insignificant country towards martial victory on a grand scale.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Focus on the order of the Garter
Like other reviewers I found this book full of interesting insights but quite hard going and a little disjointed in its coverage of Edward the thirds campaigns in France. The book focuses a lot on the Order of the Garter in the context of that campaign but possibly in too much detail in some places. This is not I feel a book for the casual reader.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive.., 12 Oct 2013
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Edward III, hero of Crécy, and one of England's most renowned Kings is the focus for this comprehensive and well written historical tome. From the beginning, the book is layered with chivalric honour and tales of military tactics which helped to catapult this small and rather insignificant country towards martial victory on a grand scale.

To be honest I found the book rather heavy going in places, and whilst I cannot deny that the book is packed full of historical content, the prospect of reading the book in linear fashion was a little daunting. I think that this book is something to be dipped into and out of when the mood takes you, and best read in small manageable portions which are then going to be easier to digest and absorb.

I am a huge advocate for the use of e-books but on this occasion I feel that have I missed something by reading it electronically. My opinion is that this book is probably more enjoyable in paper form, not only will it look impressive on a book shelf, but also flipping backwards and forwards is still easier on paper, and this book is definitely one of those books that you need to be able to back track easily.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Focus on the order of the Garter, 11 May 2014
Like other reviewers I found this book full of interesting insights but quite hard going and a little disjointed in its coverage of Edward the thirds campaigns in France. The book focuses a lot on the Order of the Garter in the context of that campaign but possibly in too much detail in some places. This is not I feel a book for the casual reader.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars heavy going, 27 Sep 2013
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not quite what I expected. There is less on Edward and his triumphs, more on a miscellany of courtiers etc
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