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Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years War

Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years War

  • ISBN: 9780313324581
  • Editorial: Greenwood World Publishing
  • Lugar de la edición: Oxford. Reino Unido
  • Colección: Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 24 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 185
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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When in Henry II of England married Eleanor of Aquitaine of France in 1154 A.D., he became at once the reigning sovereign over a vast stretch of land extending across all of England and half of France—and yet, according to the feudal hierarchy of the times, a vassal to the King of France. This situation, which placed French and English borders in such a tenuous position, solidified the precarious ground on which the Hundred Years War was to be fought 183 years later. This epic border conflict—which was contemporaneous with the age of popular uprisings and the Bubonic Plague, fought according to enduring notions of chivalry and the budding pride of nationality, and which numbered among its participants Richard II, the Black Prince of Wales, Henry IV, Henry V, and Charles of Navarre—ultimately depended upon a peasant woman, Joan of Arc, to reinforce the French ideal of a sacred kingdom, swing the pendulum once more in the direction of the French, and bring this perennial conflict to an end.


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