Overview:Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine - A Biography of the Black Prince - Edward, prince of Wales and Aquitaine, known as the Black Prince, is one of the legendary figures of English history, victor of three great battles and a model of chivalry and courtesy. Behind this image, which many of his contemporaries accepted and eagerly believed in, it is difficult to get at the realities of his character and of the life that he led. Most of his biographers have based their work on the splendid vision of chivalry conjured up by Froissart, but the present book deliberately shuns this approach, to see what can be found in official records, particularly from the prince's household and those who campaigned with the prince. Special attention has been paid not only to the confusing and confused accounts of the great battles, but also to the prince's early years, his close companions who contributed so greatly to his successes, and to his government of Aquitaine, an obscure but very important part of his career. A number of minor but persistent errors in early histories, deriving from Froissart, are corrected. A concluding chapter examines how the legend of the Black Prince (and his curious nickname) came into being. By separating the image and the reality, a clearer picture of the prince emerges. Dr RICHARD BARBER is the author of The Arthurian Legends, King Arthur: Hero and Legend, Tournaments, a biography of Henry II, The Penguin Guide to Medieval Europe, and the recently revised seminal study of The Knight and Chivalry.

This book is on page /6fb32aeea4bfb2927c5f1c838ecce369/book/1603726916-9780851156866. It was written by the following authors: Richard Barber, Hermann Schmitz. Book Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine - A Biography of the Black Prince, which can be read online, published by the company: Inktank Publishing, Boydell & Brewer Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Fashion, Biography, Art, Photography, History, True Stories. The book was published on 1996-10-20 00:00:00. It has 336 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 490 g. File for download Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine - A Biography of the Black Prince has PDF format and is called edward-prince-of-wales-and-aquitaine-a-biography-of-the-black-prince.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our morinensis.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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