Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies

Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies

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Excerpt: ...sexes, as well as of all classes; a few years before this, the principal military personage that had figured in a war for the possession of the duchy of Bretagne was the famous Jane, Countess de Montfort; while her husband, one of the rival claimants, lay fast bound in a French prison, she took what would have been his place in the command of fortresses, at the head of armies, and in the thick of battles; 16 and now Queen Pg 84 Philippa was to do the same thing in the absence of Edward. The English force that had been hurriedly assembled to meet the Scots amounted to a body of fifteen or sixteen thousand men, and a considerable part of it was composed of the clergy of the northern countiesshow more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236733576
  • 9781236733573