Fixer and Fighter: The Life of Hubert de Burgh, Earl of Kent, 1170 - 1243

Fixer and Fighter: The Life of Hubert de Burgh, Earl of Kent, 1170 - 1243

by Brian Harwood

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473877368
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Brian Harwood spent his 15 years as a soldier in a Guards regiment researching and writing the first history of the Horse Guards building in Whitehall. Now in his eighties he lives in East Sussex where he continues to write and research.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations x

Preface xiii

Chapter 1 Richard I 'the Lionheart' 1189-1199 1

Chapter 2 1189-1199 Castles and Crusades 11

Chapter 3 John 1199-1216 16

Chapter 4 1202-1207 Castellan in Conflict 21

Chapter 5 1207-1213 From Scapegoat to Seneschal of Poitou 31

Chapter 6 1213-1215 King John's French Farce 45

Chapter 7 1215 Rebellion and Magna Charta 53

Chapter 8 Henry III, 1216 and After 58

Chapter 9 24 August 1217 The Great Battle of Sandwich: Hubert's finest hour 66

Chapter 10 1217-1221 Recovery of the Realm 81

Chapter 11 1221-1226 King in all but Name 89

Chapter 12 1227-1230 A Foreboding of Disaster 103

Chapter 13 1230-1231 Henry's Odyssey of Wasted Time 109

Chapter 14 1232-1234 Fortitude and Survival 117

Chapter 15 1234-1243 The Sunset Years of England's Elder Statesman 130

Chapter 16 In Memoriam 140

Postscript 144

Appendix 145

Notes and References 147

Select Bibliography 151

Index 155

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