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Author Unstead, R. J.

Title Years of the sword : a pictorial history, 1300-1485 / R. J. Unstead
Published London : Macdonald and Co., 1972


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 MELB CRC  942.04 Uns/Yot  AVAILABLE
Description 1 unnumbered page, 89 pages : illustrations (some color), color coat of arms, facsimiles (some color), genealogical table, maps (chiefly color), portraits (some color) ; 31 cm
Series History of the English-speaking world ; vol. 3
Unstead, R. J. History of the English-speaking world ; v.3
Contents The murder of Edward II -- The battle of Bannockburn -- Edward III -- the perfect monarch -- The Hundred Years' War begins -- The Black Prince -- Deadly weapons -- Siege warfare -- Never enough money -- More wool, more wealth -- The Black Death -- The odds against death -- Growing more food -- Rich man, poor man -- How men were judged -- Corruption in the church -- The call for church reform -- Burnt at the stake -- Richard II's early years -- The rule of a tyrant -- The angry peasants -- Chaucer's masterpiece -- Henry IV -- a king at bay -- Why the Welsh rebelled -- Henry V, the hero-king -- Death of a promise -- The ideal knight -- The seeds of civil war -- The Wars of the Roses begin -- Lancaster and York -- The battle for England -- Death by the sword -- Joan leads to victory -- The English are routed -- Popular pastimes -- Working without machines -- Sports and games -- A day's work -- The Wars of the Roses end -- The Princes in the Tower -- War returns to England -- The houses of York and Lancaster -- Time chart
Summary The people of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries lived in a toime dominated by war and destruction. During this period, the English fought the French in the Hundred Years War, as well as each other in the War of the Roses. Almost a third of them were wiped out by the Black Death
Analysis Great Britain Social life, 1300-1485 Juvenile literature
Notes Col. maps on lining papers
Includes index
Subject Great Britain -- History -- 14th century -- Juvenile literature.
Great Britain -- History -- Lancaster and York, 1399-1485 -- Juvenile literature.
Great Britain -- History -- Medieval period, 1066-1485 -- Juvenile literature.
LC no. 75169916
ISBN 0356038963