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French writer Jean Froissart was one of the earliest war correspondents. In this audiobook, he details the Hundred Years' War between the French and the English in three hours. His work has proven pivotal to our modern understanding of this 14th-century bloody rivalry. John Horton's performance is quite Shakespearean. His deep alto voice captures the ambitious tone of this fierce battle history while his expert pacing brings the listener right into the heat of the moment. History enthusiasts will certainly enjoy this short but important audiobook.

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The first great war correspondent of the Middle Ages, Jean Froissart chronicled events during the period of English-French rivalry known as the Hundred Years War. Drawing on personal experience and far-ranging travel, Froissart takes you to the front lines of war for interviews with the combatants in such historic struggles as the Siege of Calais (1347) and the Battle of Poitiers (1356), as well the birth and death of England's King Richard II. Froissart also provides a revealing look into the political intrigue behind the castle walls.
(P)1990 by Recorded Books, Inc.

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  • Rocklin, CA, United States
  • 09-22-11

Detailed Battle History

Fascinating detail of battles. Most memorable is the way combatants were provisioned and the number of fatalities in short periods of time using medieval weapons in close combat.

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