The Wars of Edward III: Sources and Interpretations

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Clifford J. Rogers
Boydell & Brewer, 1999 - History - 384 pages
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When Edward III came to the throne of England in 1327, England's military reputation had reached a low ebb. The young king's first campaign against the Scots was a complete failure, and the next year the `shameful peace' set the seal on Robert Bruce's victory in the First Scottish War of Independence. Twenty-two years later, however, King Jean II of France and King David II of Scotland were both prisoners in London, an English army was camped outside Paris, and Edward was widely considered the most skilful warrior in the world. Clifford Rogers uses contemporary documents (campaign bulletins, administrative documents, and excerpts from 29 different chronicles) to tell the story of the battles, sieges, and chevauchées that produced this remarkable reversal - and the subsequent restoration of French fortunes under Du Guesclin and Charles V. The majority of the texts employed have never before been translated into modern English (and a number have never been published before in any language). Complementing these primary source materials are eight classic articles covering the Scottish Wars, the outbreak of the Hundred Years War, the recruitment, organisation and supply of English armies, English strategy and war aims, and the war's impact on French society and on the development of Parliament in England. Together, they provide a complete introduction to the topic. Dr CLIFFORD ROGERS teaches at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
 

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Contents

England Scotland and the Hundred Years War in
205
Edward III and the Beginnings of the Hundred Years War
231
Edward III and the Kingdom of France
247
Edward III and the Dialectics of Strategy 13271360
265
The Organisation of War
285
English Armies in the Fourteenth Century
303
War and the Emergence of the English Parliament 12971360
321
War and FourteenthCentury France
343
Bibliography
365
Index
372
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Clifford J. Rogers is Professor of History, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

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