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Author West, Ed, 1978- author.

Title England in the age of chivalry... and awful diseases : the Hundred Years' War and Black Death / Ed West.

Publication Info. New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.192 WES    Available
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Description xi, 170 pages ; 22 cm
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Note "A very, very short history of England"--Cover.
Contents Long live the King -- The Round Table -- Braveheart -- Famine -- War -- Crecy -- Plague -- The Black Prince -- The Peasants' revolt -- Schism -- This other Eden -- Sad stories of the death of kings.
Summary A revealing glimpse into the tumultuous history of England's medieval period, full of knights in shining armor and terrible peasant suffering. Covering the violent and disease-ridden period between 1272 to 1399, England in the Age of Chivalry. . . And Awful Diseases covers the events, personages and ideas most commonly known as "medieval". This includes Geoffrey Chaucer, the Peasants revolt, the Scottish wars of independence, the Great Famine of 1315, the Black Death and the Hundred Years War. Central to this time is King Edward III, who started the Hundred Years War and defined the concept of chivalry, including England's Order of the Garter. His legacy continues to shape our view of England's history and is crucial in understanding the development of Europe.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-160).
Subject Edward III, King of England, 1312-1377.
Hundred Years' War, 1339-1453.
Black Death.
England -- Social life and customs -- 1066-1485.
Great Britain -- History -- 14th century.
Great Britain -- History -- Medieval period, 1066-1485.
ISBN 9781510719880 (hardcover)
1510719881 (hardcover)

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