The Flower of Chivalry



The Rise Of Bertrand Du Guesclin Ranks As One Of The Most Spectacular Adventures In A Fourteenth Century Rich In Heroic Tales A Poor Breton Squire, Ungainly And Unlettered, He Came Of Age At The Onset Of The Hundred Years War He Spent Two Decades Engaged In Irregular Warfare In His Native Province Before He Became A Knight, And Was Recognised By Charles V As The Captain France Needed Du Guesclin Fought On Campaign From Normandy To Andalusia, Tasted Victory, Was Taken Captive And Was Finally Victorious Again, Over Such Famed Adversaries As Sir John Chandos And The Black Prince He Won A Dukedom In Spain, But It Was As Constable Of France That He Spearheaded The Reconquest Of French Provinces Lost After The Defeat At Poitiers.His Body Was Laid To Rest Among Kings In The Royal Basilica Of Saint Denis, Enshrined As The Tenth Worthy, Hero Of The Last Old French Epic, But Du Guesclin S Spirit Lives On In Literature And Folk Memory, As Flower Of Chivalry, Soldier S Soldier, Patriot, And Liberator Of His Country RICHARD VERNIER Is Professor Emeritus, Romance Languages And Literatures, Wayne State University.The Flower of Chivalry

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  • Hardcover
  • 246 pages
  • The Flower of Chivalry
  • Richard Vernier
  • English
  • 21 October 2017
  • 184383006X

10 thoughts on “The Flower of Chivalry

  1. says:

    One of the few available works on Bertrand s great life that are in English Du Guesclin s deeds are often ignored, especially by English centered authors It is nice to see a work solely dedicated to du Guesclin and the often overshadowed period of French triumph in which he fought.

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