FIXER AND FIGHTER The Life of Hubert de Burgh, Earl of Kent 1170-1243


Hubert de Burgh, Earl of Kent in 1216-17, twice successfully defended Dover Castle against Prince Louis of France. In August 1217 he struck the final blow against the French invasion, which still held London, when he defeated a powerful fleet carrying French reinforcements at the naval Battle of Sandwich. Incredibly, this is the first full-length biography of this remarkable man.

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