Cursed Kings The Hundred Years War Volume 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 a

  • Title: Cursed Kings: The Hundred Years War, Volume 4
  • Author: Jonathan Sumption
  • ISBN: 9780812247992
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 counCursed 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 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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    1. Jonathan Sumption has once again managed to capture the essence of an age along with the colorful characters and energetic events that created that essence. What is refreshing about his fourth volume of the Hundred Years War series is the fact that France, rather than England becomes the focus of the narrative. Much more detail is offered about the Burgundian-Armagnac Civil War than can be found nearly anywhere else, and the political and military events are underpinned by the economic and socia [...]

    2. Obra maestra.Lord Sumption se ha puesto ya al nivel de Gibbon, Mommsen y sir Steven Runciman.Combina a la perfección una erudición vastísima, un análisis certero y un estilo digno de los mejores clásicos de la historiografía.

    3. Superb account of how Henry V took advantage of murderous chaos in France to carve out a new empire - particularly strong on the ebbs and flows of French power at the time.

    4. The four volumes together are the best history of the Hundred Years War that I have come across. Fully recommended.

    5. This review was first published on my blog here.The fourth volume of Sumption's brilliant history of the Hundred Years' War is up to the standard he set in the earlier books, and very similar in many ways to them. Cursed Kings covers the early years of the fifteenth century (up to 1422). Until 1413, both countries were ruled by kings whose rule was compromised: Henry IV of England, who faced difficulties establishing the legitimacy of his rule after deposing Richard II; and Charles VI of France, [...]

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