BLACK PRINCE AND THE CAPTURE OF A KING: POITIERS 1356


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A “taut narrative” of the fourteenth-century conflict between England and France offers “a detailed, climactic account of a legendary battle”.The authors have successfully woven a narrative that not only demonstrates the military strategy that unfolded through 1355/56, but also places it firmly in the context of the underlying political intrigue and infighting that beset the French monarchy.

The Battle of Poitiers was a major English victory in the Hundred Years’ War Edward, the Black Prince, led an army of English, Welsh, Breton and Gascon troops. The French were heavily defeated; an English counterattack captured King John of France, along with his youngest son, and much of the French nobility who were present.

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