The Perfect King : The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation by Ian Mortimer

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  • Title: The Perfect King : The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation
  • Author: Ian Mortimer
  • Category: Biography
  • Date: 07/31/12
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 560
  • ISBN: 009952709X

 

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From the bestselling creator of The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England, comes the story of King Edward III, who – like Elizabeth and Victoria after him – embodied the values of his age, solid a nation out of battle and re-made England. He ordered his uncle to be beheaded; he usurped his father’s throne; he began a battle which lasted for more than 100 years, and taxed his folks more than every other earlier king. Nineteenth century historians noticed in Edward the alternative to decry a warmonger, and painted him as a self-seeking, rapacious, tax-gathering conqueror. Yet, on this first full examine of the King’s character and life, Dr Ian Mortimer unveils that behind the robust warrior king was a compassionate, conscientious and sometimes merciful man – resolute but dedicated to his spouse, family and friends, and the father of each the English nation and the English folks. ‘An interesting portrait. At times, the reader appears nearly in a position to attain throughout time and contact this man’ – The Economist present more

 

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