The Wars of Edward III

The Wars of Edward III : Sources and Interpretations

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This collection of sources and interpretations lays bare the truth about the wars of Edward's reign... Professor Rogers has provided a valuable service to scholars, students and general readers alike in bringing together this fascinating collection. MATTHEW BENNETT

When Edward III came to the throne of England in 1327, England's military reputation had reached a low ebb. The young king's first campaign against the Scots was a complete failure, and the next year the "shameful peace" set the seal on Robert Bruce's victory in the First Scottish War of Independence. Twenty-two years later, however, King Jean II of France and King David II of Scotland were both prisoners in London, an English army was camped outside Paris, and Edward was widely considered the most skilful warrior in the world.
Clifford Rogers uses contemporary documents (campaign bulletins, administrative documents, and excerpts from 29 different chronicles) to tell the story of the battles, sieges, and chevauchees that produced this remarkable reversal - and the subsequent restoration of French fortunes under Du Guesclin and Charles V. The majority of the texts employed have never before been translated into modern English (and a number have never been published before in any language). Complementing these primary source materials are eight classic articles covering the Scottish Wars, the outbreak of the Hundred Years War, the recruitment, organisation and supply of English armies, English strategy and war aims, and the war's impact on French society and on the development of Parliament in England. Together, they provide a complete introduction to the topic.

Professor CLIFFORD ROGERS teaches at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 21.59mm | 580.6g
  • The Boydell Press
  • Woodbridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 12 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1843835274
  • 9781843835271
  • 1,433,084

Table of contents

Introduction - Clifford J Rogers
England, Scotland and the Hundred Years War in the Fourteenth Century - James Campbell
Edward III and the Beginnings of the Hundred Years War - G Templeman
Edward III and the Kingdom of France - John Le Patourel
Edward III and the Dialectics of Strategy, 1327-1360 - Clifford J Rogers
The Organisation of War - H.J. Hewitt
English Armies in the Fourteenth Century - Andrew Ayton
War and the Emergence of the English Parliament, 1297-1360 - G.L. Harriss
War and Fourteenth-Century France - Michael Jones
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About Clifford J. Rogers

Clifford J. Rogers is Professor of History, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
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