By Desmond Seward
For over 100 years England again and again invaded France at the pretext that her kings had a correct to the French throne. France used to be a wide, unwieldy country, England was once small and bad, yet for the main half she ruled the conflict, sacking cities and castles and successful battles - together with such excellent victories as Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt, yet then the English run of good fortune started to fail, and in 4 brief years she misplaced Normandy and at last her final stronghold in Guyenne. The protagonists of the Hundred 12 months warfare are one of the so much vibrant in eu heritage: for the English, Edward III, the Black Prince and Henry V, later immortalized by way of Shakespeare; for the French, the fantastic yet inept John II, who died a prisoner in London, Charles V, who very approximately overcame England and the enigmatic Charles VII, who did eventually force the English out. Desmond Seward's account strains the adjustments that ended in France's ultimate victory and brings to lifestyles the entire intrigue and color of the final chivalric combats as they gave technique to a extra brutal glossy war
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