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

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Jonathan Cape, Jan 1, 2006 - Anti-Nazi movement - 536 pages
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He ordered his uncle to be beheaded, and usurped his fatherís throne. Yet under his rule, England experienced its longest period of domestic peace in the Middle Ages. In this first full biography of Edward III (1327-77), he emerges as the father of the English nation and the English people.

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Review: The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation

User Review  - KJ - Goodreads

Ian Mortimer does a great job of bringing Edward III to life. It follows a wonderfully clear chronological order, he's constantly returning to his thesis and his writing is clear and succinct. Not ... Read full review

Review: The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation

User Review  - Conor Byrne - Goodreads

Ian Mortimer does an excellent job in rehabilitating Edward III, in a sense. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century historians were extremely critical of this king. Mortimer redresses this negative ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction I
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Childhood
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A Treasonable Youth
40
Copyright

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