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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
This is the most modern of the selections of Froissart that I have read, and Mr. Brereton has made a serious effort to present at least one example of the vast range of topics covered by the work. I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - baswood - LibraryThing
This penguin classic edition was translated by Geoffrey Brereton and contains selections from the four books of chronicles written in the 14th century by Jean Froissart, who was at various times ... Read full review