NEW EBOOK - The Discerning Mercenary's Guide to the 100 Years War
The Past, as they say, is Another Country. Now there is a guide book
to Britain and France as they were during The Hundred Years War of
1337-1453. Technically that is 116 years, but that’s history for you.
Written by Dr Lee Rotherham this book tells the modern reader
everything they would need to know when visiting this war torn period of
our past some 600 years ago.
Written as if it were a guide book to be used by a visiting medieval
tourist, and illustrated, this book is the essential guidebook to The
Hundred Years War.
You will learn the difference between Armagnac and Burgundy (the
people not the drinks), get to decide if Joan of Arc is God’s lieutenant
on Earth (the French view) or a crazed cross-dresser (the English
view), view the glories of Rheims, meet the last Prince of the Welsh,
have a chat with the first man to speak modern English and learn the
best way to avoid the plague like, err, the plague.
So this handbook is part survival guide, part tome to assist in
cultural acclimatisation, part aide-memoire to help manage expectations
in what remains a pretty vicious period of our past.
About the Author
Dr Lee Rotherham is author of the previous titles in this series
“The Discerning Barbarian’s Guide to Roman Britain” and ““The Discerning
Gentleman’s Guidebook to Britain’s American Colonies - 1770s Edition”.
Lee is an historian, political consultant, and writer with a distant
background in mediaeval French and Occitan. His interest in the Hundred
Years’ War was first piqued during breaks from teaching English in
France, spent driving around the castles and battlefields of the Loire
in an absurdly green Renault 6.
A part-time soldier, his military incursions have since led him to
reconnoitring Iraq’s archaeological sites in a helicopter, pondering
over ancient forts in the Afghan desert, and stomping through
undergrowth in the retirement town of Scipio Africanus. When not
worrying about the national debt or researching arcana about the
activities of the European Union (of which there are, sadly, many), he
spends his free time wondering where to store a troublingly large photo
Chapter 1 An Introduction for Mediaeval Tourists
Chapter 2 Planning Your Visit
Chapter 3 Information for Business Visitors
Chapter 4 The War Itself
Chapter 5 Meet and Greet
Chapter 6 Where to Visit
Chapter 7 1453 and All that
About the Author
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