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