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Edward III and the Triumph of England: The Battle of Crécy and the Company of the Garter by [Barber, Richard]
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3.9 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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Barber [has an] infectious passion for and deep knowledge of his subject matter ... elegant prose and rigorous historical analysis ... a valuable and thorough addition to the body of work on this most impressive of English monarchs (Sunday Times)

In Edward III and the Triumph of England [Barber] has written the kind of book that the king would have enjoyed: full of battles, glitter and ceremony ... he has an original eye and an elegant pen (Jonathan Sumption Literary Review)

Barber share's his hero's love of chivalry ... The book sparkle[s] with some of Edward's own glitz (Telegraph)

This absorbing book is layered rather than linear, sifting with uncommon sensitivity through challenging sources to test the boundaries of what we can and cannot know ... We discover the complexity of the world in which Edward and his commanders lived (Helen Castor The Times)

About the Author

Richard Barber has had a huge influence on the study of medieval history and literature, both as a writer and as a publisher. His major works include The Knight and Chivalry (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), Edward Prince of Wales and Aquitaine, The Penguin Guide to Medieval Europe and The Holy Grail: The History of a Legend. He lives in East Anglia.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 18176 KB
  • Print Length: 615 pages
  • Publisher: Allen Lane (29 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846147638
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846147630
  • ASIN: B00BQ4NJKW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #93,753 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By jaffareadstoo TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 Oct. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
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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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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Superb hard-backed book charting the epic reign of king Edward III (1327-77) and in particular his establishment of the order of the garter and the flowering of chivalry in his long and eventful reign. The book is comprehensive and Barber provides detailed analysis of the key personalities that shaped Edward's long reign. Incisive and informative an essential read for those either interested in Edward III or the various military campaigns and wars that were a feature of this monarch's long and enduring rule. I found the book fascinating and informative with a certain wit unusual in history books of this weight from Mr. Barber! In conclusion I found the book highly entertaining and kept turning the pages in quick progression.
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Having struggled through the introduction which went on about "the voices" used as sources, I thought I was going to be in for a real treat, with extracts from original contemporaneous texts. These barely feature and my disappointment was completed when the lifting of the seige of Lochindorb was described and then left hanging when the author stated "Edward sent a letter back to Phillipa at the end of the campaign. It described his heroic exploits...."
Great, so we could have been treated to Edwards first hand account of his exploits as revealed in a letter to his wife, but no, all we get is a note that the letter was written. How disapointing.
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