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Peter Hoskins's In the Steps of the Black Prince: The Road to Poitiers, PDF

By Peter Hoskins

ISBN-10: 1843836114

ISBN-13: 9781843836117

ISBN-10: 1843838745

ISBN-13: 9781843838746

In 1355 the Black Prince took a military to Bordeaux and launched into chevauchées [mounted army expeditions, ordinarily characterized by means of the devastation of the encompassing cities and countryside], which culminated in his decisive victory over King Jean II of France at Poitiers the subsequent yr. utilizing the recorded itineraries as his start line, the writer of this publication walked greater than 1,300 miles throughout France, retracing the routes of the armies looking for a better figuring out of the Black Prince's excursion. He the 1355 chevauchée from Bordeaux to the Mediterranean and again, and that for 1356 from Aquitaine to the Loire, to the battlefield at Poitiers, and again back to Bordeaux. Drawing on his findings at the floor, a variety of documentary assets, and the paintings of neighborhood historians, a lot of whom the writer met on his travels, the publication presents a distinct viewpoint at the Black Prince's chevauchées of 1355 and 1356 and the conflict of Poitiers, one of many maximum English triumphs of the Hundred Years battle, demonstrating particularly the influence of the panorama at the campaigns.

Peter Hoskins is a former Royal Air strength pilot,now residing in France. He combines his curiosity in exploration of his followed state along with his study into the Hundred Years War.

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