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by Michael Packe

Free eBook King Edward III download ISBN: 0710090242
Author: Michael Packe
Publisher: Routledge Kegan & Paul; First Edition edition (March 1, 1983)
Language: English
Pages: 336
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Europe
Size MP3: 1712 mb
Size FLAC: 1333 mb
Rating: 4.2
Format: azw lrf lit mbr


King Edward III book. He was another 6' King who had 11 children wi This was an older historical book in which the author, Michael Packe, died before completing. The last chapter was finished by another author.

King Edward III book. King Edward III was a warrior king and for most of his reign he was doing one battle after another to hold his lands. He was more like his grandfather, Edward I (Longshanks) than his father, Edward II (who was more like his grandfather, Henry III). He wasn't mean or vicious like Edward I. He was more gracious. He was another 6' King who had 11 children with Phillipa.

Edward III (13 November 1312 – 21 June 1377) was king of England and Lord of Ireland from January 1327 until his death. He was the seventh king of the House of Plantagenet. He is noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority after. He is noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority after the disastrous and unorthodox reign of his father, Edward II. Edward III transformed the Kingdom of England into one of the most formidable military powers in Europe

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Because of his great military victories, Edward III was able to subdue the Scots and the French and win back the lands his father had lost

King Edward III, who reigned in England from 1327 to 1377, was surely the greatest medieval king in all Europe, and he may also be the greatest king in English history. His accomplishments were many and varied. Unfortunately, he has been primarily (and unfairly) remembered as a warmonger, and this has tarnished his reputation. Because of his great military victories, Edward III was able to subdue the Scots and the French and win back the lands his father had lost. Edward gained a reputation for being unmerciful in war but magnanimous in peace. He often forgave those he had condemned, especially prisoners of war.

This is an easy-to-read retelling of "King Edward III," a history play that may have been written in part by William Shakespeare.

Seaman finished the work after Packe's death. During his reign (1312-1377), Edward III fought savage wars against the Scots and French, avenged his father's murder, and suffered a lonely, solitary death.

King Edward III was the of England who commenced the Hundred Years’ War against France. With this biography, learn in details about his life, career, battles and timeline. Edward III served as the King of England from 1327 until 1377. He came to power at the time when England was going through a difficult phase, with an inactive King who was keener on bestowing favours to his exclusive patronage rather than improving the condition of the country. King Edward III was charismatic and dominant. He transformed the Kingdom of England from the disastrous reign of his father into one of the most formidable military powers.

Seaman finished the work after Packe's death. During his reign (1312-1377), Edward III fought savage wars against the Scots and French, avenged his father's murder, and suffered a lonely, solitary death.
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Charyoll
Unfortunately the author offers moral speculations a bit too much. I broke down to write this review after reading this passage about the king’s supposed seduction of the supposedly hauntingly beautiful lady of Wark castle (p. 118): “Alice (not proven as the lady. The writer just assumes based on his educated but unfounded assumption) had warded off the unsought attentions of her king and cousin...Edward would (not) be so easily fouled of his heart’s wayward desire (really? What source for this behavior? A controversial passage in Foissart?) ... her cousin Joan could have taken in her stride by the light of her nature (the kings attention)...(really? Joan of Kent is presumed to be a slut who’d break her vows even though she a) isn’t pertinent to this anecdote; and b) was only 13 or 14 at the time)...The king, never patient, would not be a gentle lover. (Really? Based on...?)She had nothing to fear from Queen Phillipa, for she was incapable of spite (again, based on what?)...Helpless, she (this unverified Alice) burrowed fretfully into her insecurity. “ For me this passage is emblematic of a problem I keep encountering in this work, and is perhaps a mark of it’s never being finished by the author. Too many presumptions and too little citation. He creates motives and exploits irrelevant to the the thread of Edwards history that are purely nineteenth century speculative history at best, revealing the author’s lack of sources or answers. This work so far is full of statements that have sent me running to Wikipedia quicly to look up details. The more modern research a wiki quickie is often based upon has not supported ANY of Packe’s suppositions when I’ve questioned them. This makes me a bit dubious about the author’s veracity or competence. Obviously a well regarded historian, enough so that his manuscripts are published posthumously, I found his skill off in this book. I’m going to finish the book then look for something less subjective about Edward III. I cannot recommend this book at all: it’s poorly researched, relying too much on myths and legends and the whimsical fantasies of an out-dated, old scholar. Only because I’m educated with degrees have I been able to determine these thoughts about this work. It’s sloppiness has challenged my historiographical skills.
Nakora
This is basically a history of King Edward III, based on information and facts known to the author. The first few pages were about his father Edward II. Very interesting about a king who was more like his grandfather than his father.