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The Hundred Years War: The English in France 1337-1453 (original 1978; edition 1999)
The Hundred Years War : the English in France, 1337-1453 by Desmond Seward (1978)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140283617, Paperback)
From 1337 to 1453 England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that her kings had a right to the French throne. Though it was a small, poor country, England for most of those "hundred years" won the battles, sacked the towns and castles, and dominated the war. The protagonists of the Hundred Years War are among the most colorful in European history: Edward III, the Black Prince; Henry V, who was later immortalized by Shakespeare; the splendid but inept John II, who died a prisoner in London; Charles V, who very nearly overcame England; and the enigmatic Charles VII, who at last drove the English out. Desmond Seward's critically-acclaimed account of the Hundred Years War brings to life all of the intrigue, beauty, and royal to-the-death-fighting of that legendary century-long conflict.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:50:51 -0400)
Offers a social and military history covering the time between 1337 and 1453, the years of plunder, looting, and kidnapping that characterized the war and made fortunes for English soldiers
(summary from another edition)
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