The Hundred Years War

The Hundred Years War

A People's History

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The Hundred Years War (1337-1453) dominated life in England and France for well over a century. It became the defining feature of existence for generations. This sweeping book is the first to tell the human story of the longest military conflict in history. Historian David Green focuses on the ways the war affected different groups, among them knights, clerics, women, peasants, soldiers, peacemakers, and kings. He also explores how the long war altered governance in England and France and reshaped peoples' perceptions of themselves and of their national character. Using the events of the war as a narrative thread, Green illuminates the realities of battle and the conditions of those compelled to live in occupied territory; the roles played by clergy and their shifting loyalties to king and pope; and the influence of the war on developing notions of government, literacy, and education. Peopled with vivid and well-known characters--Henry V, Joan of Arc, Philippe the Good of Burgundy, Edward the Black Prince, John the Blind of Bohemia, and many others--as well as a host of ordinary individuals who were drawn into the struggle, this absorbing book reveals for the first time not only the Hundred Years War's impact on warfare, institutions, and nations, but also its true human cost. -- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780300134513
0300134517
Characteristics: xi, 339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 100 Years War

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May 17, 2016

It felt like this book about the 100 years war was going to take 100 years to read.
It was a real grind getting through this. It just doesn't flow, lots of jumping back and forth between different dates and names made it hard to follow at times.

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