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
1
Childhood
17
A Treasonable Youth
40
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Ian Mortimer is the author of the bestselling The Time-Traveller's Guide to Medieval England. He holds BA, PhD and DLitt degrees from the University of Exeter and an MA in archive studies from UCL. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (by whom he was awarded the Alexander Prize in 2004), and has worked for the Historical Manuscripts Commission and the universities of Exeter and Reading. Among his other publications are a series of four interlinked historical biographies collectively covering English politics 1300-1415 and a revolutionary study of medicine in seventeenth-century England.

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