The king without a kingdom / Maurice Druon ; translated from the French by Andrew Simpkin.
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 0007491387 9780007491384 (pbk.) :
The reign of the Capetian kings has ended and John II, 'The Good', second of the Valois dynasty, has taken the throne. Under his leadership the Hundred Years War, one of the longest and bloodiest conflicts in history, escalates and England and France begin to tear each other apart. Cardinal Perigord, narrating the drama, shows us a monarch as vain and cruel as he is incompetent. Under his turbulent reign, warring factions plunder the land, famine threatens the people and the Black Death spreads far and wide. France is bleeding to death around the new king.
Original title: Quand un roi perd la France. English
Series: The Accursed Kings
x, 346 pages : illustration (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm.
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