The Houses of Lancaster and York (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): With the Conquest and Loss of France

The Houses of Lancaster and York (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): With the Conquest and Loss of France

by James Gairdner
     
 

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James Gairdner illuminates one of the more obscure periods in English history—the late 14th to the late 15th centuries—in this engrossing volume. There are few contemporary narratives of the events of this stormy age, which is described in the Preface as being full of “the sad calamities endured by kings—the sudden changes of fortune in great… See more details below

Overview

James Gairdner illuminates one of the more obscure periods in English history—the late 14th to the late 15th centuries—in this engrossing volume. There are few contemporary narratives of the events of this stormy age, which is described in the Preface as being full of “the sad calamities endured by kings—the sudden changes of fortune in great men—the glitter of chivalry and the horrors of civil war”—but Gairdner’s work opens a window into the period.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411452671
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
1,190,357
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

James Gairdner (1828-1912) was an English historian, editor, and writer specializing in the 15th century and the early Tudor period.  He is best remembered for his biographies of Henry VII and Richard III, the latter somewhat controversial due to its sympathetic treatment of the King. 


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