Edward III and the Triumph of England: The Battle of Crécy and the Company of the Garter

3.73 avg rating
( 41 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780141020679: Edward III and the Triumph of England: The Battle of Crécy and the Company of the Garter

The destruction of the French army at Crécy in 1346 and the subsequent siege and capture of Calais marked a new era in European history. The most powerful, glamorous and respected of all western monarchies had been completely humiliated by England, a country long viewed either as a chaotic backwater or a mere French satellite.

The young Edward III's triumph would launch both countries, as we now know, into a grim cycle of some 90 years of further fighting ending with English defeat, but after Crécy anything seemed possible - Edward's claim to be King of France could be pressed home and, in any event, enormous rewards of land, treasure and prestige were available both to the king and to the close companions who had made the victory possible. It was to enshrine this moment that Edward created one of the most famous of all knightly orders, the Company of the Garter.

Barber writes about both the great campaigns and the individuals who formed the original membership of the Company - and through their biographies makes the period tangible and fascinating. This is a book about knighthood, battle tactics and grand strategy, but it is also about fashion, literature and the privates lives of everyone from queens to freebooters. Barber's book is a remarkable achievement - but also an extremely enjoyable one.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

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 shares his hero's love of chivalry . . . The book sparkles 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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Barber, Richard
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2014)
ISBN 10: 0141020679 ISBN 13: 9780141020679
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2014. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CP-9780141020679

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 7.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Barber, Richard
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141020679 ISBN 13: 9780141020679
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Edward III and the Triumph of England: The Battle of Crecy and the Company of the Garter, Richard Barber, The destruction of the French army at Crecy in 1346 and the subsequent siege and capture of Calais marked a new era in European history. The most powerful, glamorous and respected of all western monarchies had been completely humiliated by England, a country long viewed either as a chaotic backwater or a mere French satellite. The young Edward III's triumph would launch both countries, as we now know, into a grim cycle of some 90 years of further fighting ending with English defeat, but after Crecy anything seemed possible - Edward's claim to be King of France could be pressed home and, in any event, enormous rewards of land, treasure and prestige were available both to the king and to the close companions who had made the victory possible. It was to enshrine this moment that Edward created one of the most famous of all knightly orders, the Company of the Garter. Barber writes about both the great campaigns and the individuals who formed the original membership of the Company - and through their biographies makes the period tangible and fascinating. This is a book about knighthood, battle tactics and grand strategy, but it is also about fashion, literature and the privates lives of everyone from queens to freebooters. Barber's book is a remarkable achievement - but also an extremely enjoyable one. Bookseller Inventory # B9780141020679

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 7.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Barber, Richard
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0141020679 ISBN 13: 9780141020679
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 200 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The destruction of the French army at Crecy in 1346 and the subsequent siege and capture of Calais marked a new era in European history. The most powerful, glamorous and respected of all western monarchies had been completely humiliated by England, a country long viewed either as a chaotic backwater or a mere French satellite. The young Edward III s triumph would launch both countries, as we now know, into a grim cycle of some 90 years of further fighting ending with English defeat, but after Crecy anything seemed possible - Edward s claim to be King of France could be pressed home and, in any event, enormous rewards of land, treasure and prestige were available both to the king and to the close companions who had made the victory possible. It was to enshrine this moment that Edward created one of the most famous of all knightly orders, the Company of the Garter. Barber writes about both the great campaigns and the individuals who formed the original membership of the Company - and through their biographies makes the period tangible and fascinating. This is a book about knighthood, battle tactics and grand strategy, but it is also about fashion, literature and the privates lives of everyone from queens to freebooters. Barber s book is a remarkable achievement - but also an extremely enjoyable one. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141020679

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 10.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Barber, Richard
Published by Penguin (2014)
ISBN 10: 0141020679 ISBN 13: 9780141020679
New Softcover Quantity Available: 11
Seller
Speedy Hen
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2014. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141020679. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141020679

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 10.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Barber, Richard
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0141020679 ISBN 13: 9780141020679
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 200 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The destruction of the French army at Crecy in 1346 and the subsequent siege and capture of Calais marked a new era in European history. The most powerful, glamorous and respected of all western monarchies had been completely humiliated by England, a country long viewed either as a chaotic backwater or a mere French satellite. The young Edward III s triumph would launch both countries, as we now know, into a grim cycle of some 90 years of further fighting ending with English defeat, but after Crecy anything seemed possible - Edward s claim to be King of France could be pressed home and, in any event, enormous rewards of land, treasure and prestige were available both to the king and to the close companions who had made the victory possible. It was to enshrine this moment that Edward created one of the most famous of all knightly orders, the Company of the Garter. Barber writes about both the great campaigns and the individuals who formed the original membership of the Company - and through their biographies makes the period tangible and fascinating. This is a book about knighthood, battle tactics and grand strategy, but it is also about fashion, literature and the privates lives of everyone from queens to freebooters. Barber s book is a remarkable achievement - but also an extremely enjoyable one. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141020679

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 10.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Barber, Richard
ISBN 10: 0141020679 ISBN 13: 9780141020679
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801410206790000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 10.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Barber, Richard
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2014-08-28, London (2014)
ISBN 10: 0141020679 ISBN 13: 9780141020679
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 2014-08-28, London, 2014. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141020679

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 11.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Barber, Richard
Published by Penguin 2014-08-28 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0141020679 ISBN 13: 9780141020679
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin 2014-08-28, 2014. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-05130783

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 9.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.49
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Barber, Richard
ISBN 10: 0141020679 ISBN 13: 9780141020679
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; The destruction of the French army at Crecy in 1346 and the subsequent siege and capture of Calais marked a new era in European history. The most powerful, glamorous and respected of all western monarchies had been completely humiliated by England, a country long viewed either as a chaotic backwater. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780141020679_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 10.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Barber, Richard
Published by PENGUIN BOOKS (2014)
ISBN 10: 0141020679 ISBN 13: 9780141020679
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Rating
[?]

Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS, 2014. Book Condition: New. The destruction of the French army at Crecy in 1346 and the subsequent siege and capture of Calais marked a new era in European history. This book is about knighthood, battle tactics and grand strategy, and it is also about fashion, literature and the privates lives of everyone from queens to freebooters. Num Pages: 672 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 1DDF; 3H; HBJD1; HBLC; HBW; JWL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 31. Weight in Grams: 488. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141020679

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 13.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book