The Hundred Years War by Desmond Seward
The English in France 1337-1453

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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.

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Desmond Seward was born in Paris and educated at Ampleforth and St Catherine's College, Cambridge. He is the author of many books including The Monks of War: The Military Religious Orders, The Hundred Years War, The Wars of the Roses, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry V as Warlord.
Published August 1, 1999 by Penguin Books. 304 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Desmond Seward, author of The Bourbon Kings of France among other works, has written a narrative account for the general reader of that series of Anglo-French conflicts which has come to be known as the Hundred Years War.

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