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In the year 1395, the famous French chronicler Jean Froissart comes to England in search of tales of chivalry and warfare to complete his life's work, the Great Chronicle of England, France, Spain, and Adjoining Countries. Disappointed by the decayed state of England under Richard II, he visits a tavern inside Eastcheap, where a beggar comes to his table and claims to be Thomas Page, the famous soldier of fortune. 

Thought to be long-dead, Page was otherwise known as the Half-Hanged Man or the Wolf of Burgundy. Froissart challenges the beggar to recite a convincing version of Page's life, with money and food as a reward if his tale rings true. So begins a tale that encompasses the Hundred Years' War in England and France, the Free Companies as they rampaged throughout Western Christendom, and the deeds and sins of the great mercenary captains of the late 14th century....

©2012 David Pilling (P)2018 David Samuel Pilling

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  • Sara Sue
  • 23-01-19

The Half-Hanged Man

I received this story free in trade for a honest review. I highly recommend this tale if you like history awesome read I enjoyed it😎

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