Category: England

The Battle of Crécy, 1346 by Andrew Ayton

By Andrew Ayton

With extra contributions from Françoise Autrand, Christophe Piel, Michael Prestwich, and Bertrand Schnerb.

at the night of 26 August 1346, the best army energy in Christendom, the French royal military with Philip VI at its head, was once defeated by way of an expeditionary strength from England lower than the command of Edward III. A momentous occasion that despatched surprise waves throughout Europe, the conflict of Crécy marked a turning aspect within the English king's fight together with his Valois adversary. whereas the French suffered humiliation and crippling casualties, compounded via the consequential lack of Calais a yr later, the self-confidence and armed forces attractiveness of the English - from their king all the way down to the lowliest of archers - soared. good over part a century ahead of Agincourt, the English had emerged because the Most worthy struggling with strength in Europe.

This e-book assesses the importance of Crécy, and gives new interpretations of either the conflict itself and the crusade that preceded it. It comprises the most recent study at the composition and business enterprise of the English and French armies, a penetrating research of the narrative resources and a revealing re-appraisal of the battlefield. It concludes with a clean examine the position of the archer in Edward III's victory.

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The Enlightenment: An Interpretation - Volume II: The by Peter Gay

By Peter Gay

The moment quantity of Peter Gay's in-depth examine of the sunrise of the fashionable world―the Age of Reason.

The technological know-how of Freedom completes Peter Gay's significant reinterpretation all started in The Enlightenment: the increase of recent Paganism. within the current publication, he describes the philosophes' software and their perspectives of society. His masterful appraisal opens a brand new diversity of insights into the Enlightenment's severe strategy and its humane and libertarian imaginative and prescient.

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Marlborough (British Lives) by J. R. Jones

By J. R. Jones

John Churchill, first duke of Marlborough, used to be one of many maximum army commanders in British heritage and the 1st topic to accomplish and workout a dominating impact in ecu affairs. With Wellington and Nelson he's the closest that Britain has needed to a countrywide hero, but at the present time his popularity has light. Few, except experts in army background, have any appreciation of the level of his achievements. This new research units Marlborough's occupation in its contexts: the royal courtroom of the final Stuart monarchs, the determined fight opposed to French makes an attempt to set up hegemony in western Europe and the sour political strife in Britain among the Whig and the Tory events. It examines the opportunistic ways that John Churchill rose from obscurity and poverty to wealth and greatness, his decisive function within the Revolution of 1688 and the situations and purposes for his dramatic fall.

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IUTAM Symposium on Flow Control and MEMS: Proceedings of the by S. Mark Spearing (auth.), J. F. Morrison, D. M. Birch, P.

By S. Mark Spearing (auth.), J. F. Morrison, D. M. Birch, P. Lavoie (eds.)

The Symposium introduced jointly some of the world’s specialists in fluid mechanics, microfabrication and keep an eye on conception to find the synergy which can bring about genuine advances and maybe locate ways that collaborative initiatives could continue. The assembly site exhibits the excessive profile of the assembly (IUTAM sponsorship brings a truly huge cachet: keynote audio system are leaders of their fields; representatives from are from businesses who've key requisites in circulation regulate — Airbus, BAE structures, Rolls Royce, MTU, ONERA, Renault, Peugeot-Citroën — accrued mostly from the aerospace and car groups. A key driving force used to be the advance in circulation potency to minimize drag, and thereby emissions coming up from shipping. One consultation used to be devoted to business representatives providing perspectives on present difficulties and the identity of applicable MEMS expertise to supply strategies. approximately sixty five papers have been provided. lecturers from North the USA, the united kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Israel, Australia and China attended.

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Das Actien-Gesellschafts-, Bank- und Versicherungs-Wesen in by Carl Schwebemeyer

By Carl Schwebemeyer

This scarce antiquarian ebook is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it might include imperfections reminiscent of marks, notations, marginalia and wrong pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we've got made it to be had as a part of our dedication for shielding, holding, and selling the world's literature in cheap, top of the range, smooth variations which are real to the unique paintings.

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Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-1945 by Christopher Bayly, Tim Harper

By Christopher Bayly, Tim Harper

Within the early levels of the second one international warfare, the tremendous crescent of British-ruled territories stretching from India to Singapore seemed as an incredible Allied asset. It supplied ratings of squaddies and nice amounts of uncooked fabrics and helped current a probably impregnable international safeguard opposed to the Axis. but, inside of a number of weeks in 1941-42, a jap invasion had destroyed all this, sweeping all at once and decisively via south and southeast Asia to the Indian frontier, and galvanizing the extreme innovative struggles which might mark the start of the top of British dominion within the East and the increase of contemporary Asian international. greater than an army heritage, this gripping account of groundbreaking battles and guerrilla campaigns creates a wide ranging view of British Asia because it used to be ravaged via conflict, nationalist insurgency, disorder, and famine. It breathes existence into the armies of squaddies, civilians, workers, businessmen, convenience girls, medical professionals, and nurses who faced the day-by-day brutalities of a strive against sector which prolonged from metropolitan towns to distant jungles, from tropical plantations to the Himalayas. Drawing upon an unlimited variety of Indian, Burmese, chinese language, and Malay in addition to British, American, and eastern voices, the authors make vibrant one of many important dramas of the 20th century: the beginning of recent south and southeast Asia and the loss of life of British rule.

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An Ordered Society: Gender and Class in Early Modern England by Susan Dwyer Amussen

By Susan Dwyer Amussen

Amussen's bright account of relations and village existence in England from the reign of Elizabeth I to the accession of the Hanoverian monarchies describes the family economic climate of the wealthy and the bad; the tactics of courtship, marriage, and marital breakdown; and the constitution of strength in the kinfolk and in rural groups

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Medieval Market Morality: Life, Law and Ethics in the by James Davis

By James Davis

This crucial new learn examines the marketplace alternate of medieval England from a brand new point of view, via supplying a wide-ranging critique of the ethical and criminal imperatives that underpinned retail alternate. James Davis exhibits how market-goers have been stimulated not just through functional and monetary issues of cost, caliber, provide and insist, but additionally via the ethical and cultural setting in which such offers have been performed. This ebook attracts on a huge variety of cross-disciplinary facts, from the literary works of William Langland and the sermons of medieval preachers, to nation, civic and guild legislation, Davis scrutinises daily industry behaviour via case reports of small and big cities, utilizing the proof of manor and borough courts. From those diverse resources, Davis teases out the complicated dating among morality, legislation and perform and demonstrates that even the impact of latest Christian ideology used to be no longer unavoidably incompatible with effective and ecocnomic daily trade.

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