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The Life and Campaigns of the Black Prince (1979)

by Richard Barber

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A good compilation of memoirs, letters, and other sources describing the adventures of Edward of Woodstock, the Black Prince, in France and Spain. Includes the Chandos Herald account.

A very accessible translation of documents, but not intended as a light romp through history. A good reference source, except it was published without an index, making it marginally useful as a reference. ( )
  Osbaldistone | Dec 11, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0851154697, Paperback)

`An invaluable collection of contemporary source material-we see events through the eyes of the men who made them.'TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENTEdward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III, known as the Black Prince, is one of those heroes of history books so impressive as to seem slightly unreal. At sixteen he played a leading part in the fighting at Crécy; at twenty-six he captured the king of France at Poitiers; and eleven years later he restored Pedro of Castile to histhrone at the battle of Najera. His exploits were chronicled by Jean Froissart, but Froissart was writing three or four decades after the events he describes. There are other sources much closer to events, and it is on these that the present volume draws. Most immediate are the reports sent home by the prince's companions-in-arms and his own letters, which graphically convey the hardships and difficulties of campaigning, its dangers and sheer fatigue. These are followed by campaign diaries and the story of Crécy and other exploits of the prince's from Geoffrey le Baker's chronicle (c.1358-60), itself drawing on similar letters and diaries. Finally there is the chronicle of Chandos Herald, which shows the prince as he appeared to an English writer in the 1380s. Each of the sources is discussed in detail in the introductions to the extracts. RICHARD BARBER's books on the age of chivalry include The Knight and Chivalry, Edward Prince of Wales and Aquitaine, King Arthur: Hero and Legend and Arthurian Legends. He has also written the Companion Guide to Gascony and the Dordogne, the background to so many of the Black Prince's exploits, and thePenguin Guide to Medieval Europe.

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