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The Resource The knight who saved England : William Marshal and the French invasion, 1217, Richard Brooks

The knight who saved England : William Marshal and the French invasion, 1217, Richard Brooks

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The knight who saved England : William Marshal and the French invasion, 1217
Title
The knight who saved England
Title remainder
William Marshal and the French invasion, 1217
Statement of responsibility
Richard Brooks
Title variation
William Marshal and the French invasion, 1217
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1217 England was facing her darkest hour, with foreign troops pillaging the country and defeat close at hand. But, at the battle of Lincoln, the seventy-year-old William Marshal led his men to a victory that would secure the future of his nation. Earl of Pembroke, right-hand man to three kings and regent for a fourth, Marshal was one of the most celebrated men in Europe, yet is virtually unknown today, his impact and influence largely forgotten. In this vivid account, the author blends colourful contemporary source material with new insights to uncover the tale of this unheralded icon. He traces the rise of Marshal from penniless younger son to renowned knight, national hero and defender of the Magna Carta. What emerges is a fascinating story of a man negotiating the brutal realities of medieval warfare and the conflicting demands of chivalric ideals, and who against the odds defeated the joint French and rebel forces in arguably the most important battle in medieval English history--overshadowing even Agincourt"--Back cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1949-
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Brooks, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pembroke, William Marshal
  • Pembroke, William Marshal
  • Pembroke, William Marshal
  • Lincoln, Battle of (England : 1217)
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Regents
  • Lincoln, Battle of, Lincoln, England, 1217
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Regents
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
The knight who saved England : William Marshal and the French invasion, 1217, Richard Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology -- Angevin inheritance -- Finest knight -- Before the longbow -- King John and the Dauphin -- William's war -- Lincoln fair -- The Battle of Sandwich and the Treaty of Kingston -- Nunc Dimittis -- Glossary
Control code
856053466
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
320 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781849085502
Lccn
2014412368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)856053466
Label
The knight who saved England : William Marshal and the French invasion, 1217, Richard Brooks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology -- Angevin inheritance -- Finest knight -- Before the longbow -- King John and the Dauphin -- William's war -- Lincoln fair -- The Battle of Sandwich and the Treaty of Kingston -- Nunc Dimittis -- Glossary
Control code
856053466
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
320 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781849085502
Lccn
2014412368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)856053466

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