Froissart's Chronicles

Froissart's Chronicles

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Froissart's chronicles are universally acknowledged as the most vivid and faithful account for events in the 14th centry. As a picture of the most favourable side of chivairy, the work has no equal. Froissart might be called the great interviewer of the Middle Ages. The newspaper correspondent of modern times has scarcely surpassed this medieval collector of intelligence. He travelled extensively in the various countries of Europe; he conversed with gentlemen of rank everywhere; and he had the knack of persuading those about him to divulge all he wanted to know.show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 40.64mm | 3,787.48g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • French
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 4 maps, bibliography, index
  • 0141390247
  • 9780141390246

Table of contents

Edward II and his family; Philip the Fair, King of France and the succession; Edward II and the Despencers; flight of Queen Isabel, with her son, to France; Queen Isabel is forced to leave Paris; she arrives in Hainault and is kindly received; she lands in England, with Sir John of Hainault; she besieges the King at Bristol; execution of Sir Hugh Despencer the Elder; Edward II and Sir Hugh Despencer the Younger attempt to escape and are captured; execution of Sir Hugh Despencer the Younger; coronation of Edward III; Robert the Bruce invades England - Sir John of Hainault come to help Edward III; quarrel at York between English archers and troops of Hainault; description of the Scots, and their habits; Edward III's first expedition agains the Scots; marriage of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault; death of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, and of Sir James Dougles in Spain; Philip of Valois crowned King of France; the battle of Cassel, in Flanders; execution of the Earl of Kent and Sir Roger Mortimer; Edward III's homage to King Philip for Guyenne and Aquitaine; Robert, Count of Artois, is banished from France and the neighbouring countries; Edward III attacks Scotland, and captures Berwick-on-Tweed; crusade undertaken by the King of France, and other kings and nobles; Edward III gains support for a war against the King of France; Jacques van Artevelde at Ghent; some Flemish nobles defend the island of Cadsand against the English; the Flemish defeated at Cadsand; Edward III makes further alliances in the Empire; King David of Scotland forms an alliance with King Philip of France; the Emperor appoints Edward III Vicar of the Empire; Edward III and the other nobles send a challenge to the King of France; Sir Walter de Manny is the first to make an attack on French soil; French pirates raid Southampton and do considerable damage; King Edward besieges Cambrai; King Edward knights a Flemish lord, and marches into Picardy; King Edward and the King of France settle on a day for a battle; the armies confront each other in battle array; the two kings retire without joining battle; King Edward, to win the support of the Flemish, assumes the arms and title of the King of France; the French devastate Sir John of Hainault's territory; the battle of Sluys; King Robert of Sicily tries to make peace between France and England; the conference of Vilvoorde; the siege of Tournay; the Scots meanwhile recover much of Scotland; King Philip raises an army for the relief of Tournay; a small German force defeats a larger French company; Sir Vauflart de la Croix taken and put to death at Lille; the Count of Hainault attacks Mortagne; the Flemish advance to Saint Omer; King Edward marches on Scotland; King David of Scotland lands near Perth; King David captures Durham and besieges Wark Castle; King Edward and the Countess of Salisbury; truce between England and Scotland; the Countess of Montfort besieged at Hennebont; Sir Walter de Manny in Britanny; foundation of the orshow more

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