Edward III (Penguin Monarchs): A Heroic Failure by Jonathan Sumptian. The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback Edward III ruled England for fifty years. He was a paragon of kingship in the eyes of his contemporaries, the perfect king in those of later generations. Venerated as the victor of Sluys and Crécy and the founder of the Order of the Garter, he was regarded with awe even by his enemies. But he lived too long, and was ultimately condemned to see thirty years of conquests reversed in less than five. In this gripping new account of Edward III's rise and fall, Jonathan Sumption introduces us to a fêted king who ended his life a heroic failure.You'll also receive a free 6x4 print of Edward III.
Publisher : Penguin; Reprint edition (28 Jun. 2018).
Language : English Paperback : 144 pages.
ISBN-10 : 0141988673.
ISBN-13 : 978-0141988672.
Dimensions : 10.8 x 1.27 x 18.42 cm
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