Hundred years war vol 4 cursed kings

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Cursed Kings: The Hundred Years War, Volume 4 by Jonathan Sumption

Cursed Kings tells the story of the destruction of France by the madness of its king and the greed and violence of his family. In the early fifteenth century, France had gone from being the strongest and most populous nation state of medieval Europe to suffering a complete internal collapse and a partial conquest by a foreign power. It had never happened before in the countrys history - and it would not happen again until 1940.

Into the void left by this domestic catastrophe, strode one of the most remarkable rulers of the age, Henry V of England, the victor of Agincourt, who conquered much of northern France before dying at the age of thirty-six, just two months before he would have become King of France.

Following on from Divided Houses (winner of the Wolfson History Prize and shortlisted for the Hessel-Tiltman), Cursed Kings is the magisterial new chapter in one of the great historical works of our time (Allan Massie)
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It is difficult to see that anyone could do this type of history better than Sumption. The breadth and depth of his scholarship ranges across national boundaries, turning complex and contradictory sources into a coherent and compelling narrative in a way that, quite simply, has never been surpassed. He writes clearly and incisively, with many a pithy phrase. Unlike many modern historians, he has no fear of expressing forthright opinions. Amid all of the twists and turns of war and diplomacy, Sumption's wonderfully measured prose is judiciously spiced by sharply observed, poignant, and amusing snapshots. We keenly await Sumption's fifth and concluding volume.

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JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Cursed Kings tells the story of the destruction of France by the madness of its king and the greed and violence of his family. In the early fifteenth century, France had gone from being the strongest and most populous nation state of medieval Europe to suffering a complete internal collapse and a partial conquest by a foreign power. It had never happened before in the country's history - and it would not happen again until Into the void left by this domestic catastrophe, strode one of the most remarkable rulers of the age, Henry V of England, the victor of Agincourt, who conquered much of northern France before dying at the age of thirty-six, just two months before he would have become King of France. Following on from Divided Houses winner of the Wolfson History Prize and shortlisted for the Hessel-Tiltman , Cursed Kings is the magisterial new chapter in 'one of the great historical works of our time' Allan Massie.

Jonathan Sumption has now published the penultimate volume of his remarkable history of the Hundred Years War. This series of books has offered, and continues to provide, a meticulous narrative of the Anglo-French struggle, and it is difficult to foresee any need for a similar study for many years. This latest book has been reviewed widely in the popular press and will, no doubt, sell to a wide readership. And yet it would appear to be a prime example of how not to write popular history. There are no illustrations, the text is relieved only by a number of very fine maps; it takes pages to take us from to approximately thirty-five pages Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

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