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

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

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Аннотация к книге «The Perfect King. The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation»
From the bestselling author 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, forged a nation out of war and re-made England.
He ordered his uncle to be beheaded; he usurped his father’s throne; he started a war which lasted for more than a hundred years, and taxed his people more than any other previous king.
Nineteenth century historians saw in Edward the opportunity to decry a warmonger, and painted him as a self-seeking, rapacious, tax-gathering conqueror. Yet, in this first full study of the King’s character and life, Dr Ian Mortimer unveils that behind the strong warrior king was a compassionate, conscientious and often merciful man — resolute yet devoted to his wife, friends and family, and the father of both the English nation and the English people.

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Автор

Mortimer Ian

Издательство

Vintage books

Жанр

История. Социология. Политика

Масса

380 г

Размеры

200x130x35 мм

ID товара

885407

ISBN

9780099527091

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