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The Hundred Years’ War

A Captivating Guide to the Conflicts Between the English House of Plantagenet and the French House of Valois That Took Place During the Middle Ages
Narrated by: Richard L Walton
Length: 3 hrs
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Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Hundred Years' War, then pay attention....

The Hundred Years' War changed language, national identity, weaponry, and even the way people think about war. It is part of the greater narrative of human history and gives a snapshot of how human nature can behave when pressed by the extremity of such a conflict - sometimes with unspeakable honor and courage and other times with cowardice, selfishness, and arrogance. There are many lessons to be learned from this war. Its tale is a cautionary one, but it is also a tale of adventure, battle, hope, and divine intervention. It's the tale of a war unlike any other. 

In The Hundred Years’ War: A Captivating Guide to the Conflicts Between the English House of Plantagenet and the French House of Valois That Took Place During the Middle Ages, you will discover topics such as

  • The Edwardian War (1337-1360)
  • A question of succession
  • Striking the first blow
  • Death of a different ilk
  • The Black Prince's raid
  • The Treaty of Brétigny
  • The Caroline War (1369-1389)
  • Charles the Wise
  • The death of John Chandos
  • A French victory
  • The Great Chevauchée
  • Two boy kings
  • Madness and deposition
  • The Lancastrian War (1415-1453)
  • Besieging Harfleur
  • The Battle of Agincourt
  • A baby king
  • Joan and the siege
  • The last battles
  • And much, much more!

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Very Smooth and Concise

A good long book with lots of information in a surprisingly readable form. I recommend this book to all.

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Very detailed. Very good compilation backup. Sometimes it becomes confusing. But, overall very nice. I recommend it.

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This book is not for the faint of heart and I usually have to go back and re-read every 20 pages or so. Stick with it and you will be rewarded.

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So Much Knowledge

If you are interested in this period of history, don't be put off by the book's length. This is a rare history book that can satisfy both scholars and casual readers alike.

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Great Deal

This book covers in detail the major events and players of the era, not just in England and France, although the focus is obviously on the two, but on Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Italy, the Low Countries and places further east as well.

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Very Captivating

The amazing thing about captivating history's books on the Hundred Years' War is not the ten years of research and writing that has gone into each volume, but the clarity and completeness of the narrative and the pure readability.

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Very True

This author has written a narrative of the Hundred Years war that is very carefully and very detailed, yet is so well written that it pulls the reader right into the tase and feel of the period and the war.

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It is an extraordinary well researched and well written history of this tumultuous period in Europe.

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Carefully written

Carefully written, and it gives a detailed new perspective of the histories of France and England.

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I was surprised to learn though that the black-death plagues had rather less impact on the 100 years war than I had imagined, and also how after major battles, the various armies consisted chiefly of small groups of thugs more or less totally out of control by their rulers.

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  • 09-04-19

Interesting

This is a great history of the Hundred Years War lives up to expectations raised by the earlier volume. Superb!

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  • 09-04-19

Its Amazing

Amazingly good. Tells the listener about the war on all levels, from the workers to the soldiers to the majesty and the king himself. Incredibly detailed and informative.

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  • Melissa
  • 09-04-19

Great Research

Well-written and based on what appears to be careful research. One hopes that this author will continue this look at history. I have traveled a little in France and seen some of the towns named in the series as well as Paris.

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  • Mackenzie
  • 09-04-19

Informative

Captivating history's spectacular history of the Hundred Years War is a treat for any history fan. Rarely will you find an educated and massively investigated history as fluently and engagingly written as this book. A fine testimonial to the value of narrative history.

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  • Suzie Jack
  • 09-04-19

Lovely

The author writes with a strong voice, rarely flagging presumptions or results as such. Care must be taken to cross-reference his discussion where it differs from the narration of a set of factual events.

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  • Noah Charlotte
  • 09-04-19

Excellent Overview

This author does an excellent job of giving a smooth, clear historical narrative of the last phase of the Hundred Years War, explaining an extremely complex set of events.

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  • Alex
  • 09-04-19

The Hundred Years’ War

The book is everything it promises, with one exception. This author is an extraordinary advocate, historian, and writer, but he wrote volume one before this one.

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  • L Kayden
  • 09-04-19

Extremely Good

This book offers a quick and reasonably short summary of what must have been one of the worst periods of European history. Battle after battle, siege after siege, French and British killed each other mercilessly for the command over the sources of France, the whole time under a code of practice that today we have great difficulty in understanding.

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  • Allison
  • 09-04-19

I Recommend It

This book is unquestionably one of those short and sweet examples when it comes to non-fiction. It provides you just enough knowledge for you to get a grip on the whole condition but not too much to make you feel smothered.

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  • 09-04-19

Enlightening

This is a good initiation to the period and provides a firm basis for interpreting the subsequent events of the War of the Roses and the rise of the House of Tudor.