Publication Date: 27/04/1978 ISBN: 9780140442007 Category:

Chronicles

Jean Froissart, Geoffrey Brereton, Geoffrey Brereton

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 27/04/1978 ISBN: 9780140442007 Category:
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The Chronicles of Froissart (1337-1410) are one of the greatest contemporary records of fourteenth-century England and France. Depicting the great age of Anglo-French rivalry from the deposition of Edward II to the downfall of Richard II, Froissart powerfully portrays the deeds of knights in battle at Sluys, Crecy, Calais and Poitiers during the Hundred Years War. Yet they are only part of this vigorous portrait of medieval life, which also vividly describes the Peasants’ Revolt, trading activities and diplomacy against a backdrop of degenerate nobility. Written with the same sense of curiosity about character and customs that underlies the works of Froissart’s contemporary, Chaucer, the Chronicles are a magnificent evocation of the age of chivalry.

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