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Edward III (1312–1377) was once the main profitable ecu ruler of his age. Reigning for over fifty years, he completed remarkable army triumphs and overcame grave threats to his authority, from parliamentary rebel to the Black loss of life. respected via his matters as a chivalric dynamo, he initiated the Hundred Years' conflict and gloriously led his males into conflict opposed to the Scots and the French.

In this illuminating biography, W. Mark Ormrod takes a deeper examine Edward to bare the guy underneath the army muscle. What emerges is Edward's transparent experience of his accountability to rebuild the status of the Crown, and during army earnings and transferring international relations, to safe a legacy for posterity. New information of the beauty of Edward's court docket, lavish nationwide celebrations, and cutting edge use of images identify the king's instinctive knowing of the bond among ruler and folks. With clean emphasis on how Edward's rule used to be suffering from his kin relationships—including his roles as traumatized son, loving husband, and dutiful father—Ormrod provides a important new measurement to our figuring out of this notable warrior king.

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