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by Richard W Barber


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Some interpretations describe him as dark and swarthy and others as having a dark demeanor when engaged in combat. Was the paint on his armour a lead based black?(my observation)If so there could be another interpretation. His son Richard was definitely cut from the same cloth as his father was. I wonder why a movie has not been made of the Black Prince' life? If they could make a movie from William Wallace like Bravehart then they could make a movie about this prince.

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Most of his biogr Edward, prince of Wales and Aquitaine, known as the Black Prince, is one of the legendary figures of English history, victor of three great battles and a model of chivalry and courtesy. Richard Barber complains that there is very little to tell the character of Prince Edward - since he isn't relying on Froissart for good and sufficient reasons. Jun 27, 2014 Mimi rated it it was ok.

Most of his Edward, prince of Wales and Aquitaine, known as. .

Most of his Edward, prince of Wales and Aquitaine, known as the Black Prince, is one of the legendary figures of English history, victor of three great battles and a model of chivalry and courtesy.

Richard Barber's biography of the Black Prince is the best of its kind. It gave a informative insight into a man who can not easily be analyized because a legend has built up around him in the last 650 years. But Barber did his best, and his best was surely enough

Richard Barber's biography of the Black Prince is the best of its kind. But Barber did his best, and his best was surely enough. First off is the looking into of the Prince's childhood.

Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine (London; 1978). Life and Campaigns of the Black Prince (1979). The Arthurian Legends: An Illustrated Anthology (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1979). Legends of Arthur (The Boydell Press; 2001). He is a serious scholar and a brave man, who is not afraid of making enemies, and has trodden on plenty of scholarly corns as well as a fair number of unscholarly ones. This is not a contentious or argumentative book. It bangs no drums and blows no trumpets, but begins and ends with the evidence.

Edward, prince of Wales and Aquitaine, known as the Black Prince, is one of the legendary figures of English history, victor of three great battles and a model of chivalry and courtesy. Behind this image, which many of his contemporaries accepted and eagerly believed in, it is difficult to get at the realities of his character and of the life that he led. Most of his biographers have based their work on the splendid vision of chivalry conjured up by Froissart, but the present book deliberately shuns this approach, to see what can be found in official records, particularly from.

Edward WoodStock the Black Prince In History 4k footage. Barber, Richard (1978). Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine: a biography of the Black Prince. Barber, Richard, ed. (1986). The Life and Campaigns of the Black Prince: from contemporary letters, diaries and chronicles, including Chandos Herald’s Life of the Black Prince.

Richard Barber's biography of this leading figure of the medieval period has dominated the field since it was first published, covering all aspects of the Black Prince's life and military career. Son of Edward III, and father of Richard II, Edward the Black Prince was one of the most successful English commanders in the Hundred Years War, who won victories on the battlefields of Crecy and Poitiers

Additional Biography Sources. Edward the Black Prince.

Additional Biography Sources. Barber, Richard . Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine: a biography of the Black Prince, New York: Scribner, 1978. Chandos Herald, Life of the Black Prince, New York, AMS Press, 1974. Cole, Hubert, The Black Prince, London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1976. Emerson, Barbara, The Black Prince, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976.

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Comments: (6)

Phenade
great book
Kashicage
Good read
Keath
If you're looking for an upbeat, easy-to-read history of Prince Edward, look elsewhere. This is definitely NOT the book for you.

If you are looking for a book that details the life of a great leader, and digs deeply into the machinations behind the events of his times, this is definitely the book to get.

So, point of the review: Armchair historians beware! This is a deep, quite dry history of the Black Prince.
I_LOVE_228
It came in the right time, it's nice product, it has no problems, so i feel very satisfied with it.
Leyl
A just too tough act to follow.Only 16 at the time of Crecy 1346,the Black Prince (son of Edward III)distinguishes himself during the defeat of the allied French forces.The book focuses heavily on Edward,the Black Prince's military campaigns,which were mainly in western Europe with no Crusade to the middle east despite the Pope's (machiavellian?)urgings.
Edward is called the Back Prince according to Barber because of the color of his armour and discredits other interpretations of the prince's name.Some interpretations describe him as dark and swarthy and others as having a dark demeanor when engaged in combat.Was the paint on his armour a lead based black?(my observation)If so there could be another interpretation of his "black moods" to be discredited.I have however on numerous occasions seen armor that was black without painting due to the smelting process and not polished.Was the black prince showing his rough cut by wearing unpolished armor?Barber uses the Froissart source alot for his information but uses an abundance of primary sources as well.
The prince comes off in Barbers' book as a "son of honor",no plots here to usurp the throne of Edward his father or discredit any of his brothers or sisters.The Black Prince is just having too good a time at crushing Englands enemies.He seems naive insisting that his father,Edward the third, is also the rightful "King of France".The Crecy and Poitier campaigns are covered with some small maps and some of his lesser known military exploits are also covered.In his last European campaign he is carried into danger by a litter due to dystentary(or black paint chips?).(my own misinterpretation).At 46 he is literally dead in the saddle,an act never to be repeated on this planet.Whether you praise him as a heroic figure or curse him as another mad warhound,this book describes him well.Either way I'm sure his mother was proud of him.The Prince married at 31 and his first born was sacrificed to the wars in Europe.
Like a retired number of a superstar sports hero,maybe the title "Prince of Wales" needs to be retired.Who would want that burden? Also there is a few pages devoted to the military order,"The Order of the Garter" which was founded by the Prince's father Edward the third.I had always thought the garter was not a ladies garter but something lost in translation.I was wrong.It is actually a ladies garter,could it be a dare?"I dare you strike me after all I'm wearing a ladies garter?Try your luck.Anyways The Garter is on of those"English things",you get it or you don't.
Conjuril
Not a lot was known about Edward, the Black Prince from the medieval period in both France and his native England. He seems to have been a larger than life character, warring with everyone but so close to his god and his wife. His son Richard was definitely cut from the same cloth as his father was. I wonder why a movie has not been made of the Black Prince' life? If they could make a movie from William Wallace like Bravehart then they could make a movie about this prince.
Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine: A biography of the Black Prince download epub
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Author: Richard W Barber
ISBN: 0684158647
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Scribner; First edition (1978)
Pages: 298 pages