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The true chronicles of Jean Le Bel, 1290-1360, translated by Nigel Bryant

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The true chronicles of Jean Le Bel, 1290-1360
Title
The true chronicles of Jean Le Bel, 1290-1360
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translated by Nigel Bryant
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  • eng
  • frm
  • eng
Summary
"The chronicles of Jean le Bel, written around 1357-60, are one of the most important sources for the beginning of the Hundred Years' War. They were only rediscovered and published at the beginning of the twentieth century, though Froissart begins his much more famous work by acknowledging his great debt to the 'true chronicles' which Jean le Bel had written. Many of the great pages of Froissart are actually the work of Jean le Bel, and this is the first translation of his book. It introduces English-speaking readers to a vivid text written by a man who, although a canon of the cathedral at Liège, had actually fought with Edward III in Scotland, and who was a great admirer of the English king. He writes directly and clearly, with an admirable grasp of narrative; and he writes very much from the point of view of the knights who fought with Edward. Even as a canon, he lived in princely style, with a retinue of two knights and forty squires, and he wrote at the request of John of Hainault, the uncle of queen Philippa. He was thus able to draw directly on the verbal accounts of the Crécy campaign given to him by soldiers from Hainault who had fought on both sides; and his description of warfare in Scotland is the most realistic account of what it was like to be on campaign that survives from this period. If he succumbs occasionally to a good story from one of the participants in the wars, this helps us to understand the way in which the knights saw themselves; but his underlying objective is to keep 'as close to the truth as I could, according to what I personally have seen and remembered, and also what I have heard from those who were there.' Edward may be his hero, a 'gallant and noble king', but Le Bel tells the notorious story of his supposed rape of the countess of Salisbury because he believed it to be true, puzzled and shocked though he was by his material. It is a text which helps to put the massive work of Jean Froissart in perspective, but its concentrated focus and relatively short time span makes it a much more approachable and highly readable insight into the period."--Publisher's website
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E7B
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-approximately 1370
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Le Bel, Jehan
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Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Middle French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1953-
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Bryant, Nigel
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  • Hundred Years' War (1339-1453)
  • Hundred Years' War, 1339-1453
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
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The true chronicles of Jean Le Bel, 1290-1360, translated by Nigel Bryant
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Jean le Bel's Chronicle; Prologue; Edward III's Accession -- 1. The genealogy of the noble King Edward, and how he was driven out of England -- 2. How Sir John of Hainault took the Queen of England and her eldest son back to England -- 3. How the Earl of Arundel and Hugh Despenser the Elder were captured and executed -- 4. How the king and Lord Hugh the Younger were captured and Lord Hugh sentenced to a foul death -- 5. How the king was condemned and deprived of his crown and the government of the realm -- 6. How King Edward was crowned King of England at the age of sixteen; The Campaign in the Borders 1327 -- 7. How King Robert of Scotland defied the young King Edward and began to ravage England -- 8. How the Hainaulter pages came into conflict with the English archers -- 9. How the king and all his army left the city of York to march against the Scots -- 10. The nature of the Scots and their methods in war -- 11. How the King of England pursued the Scots who were burning and laying waste his land -- 12. How the English searched for the Scots and didn't know where they were -- 13. How young King Edward laid siege to the Scots, who were burning and laying waste his land, on a mountain -- 14. How the noble King Edward was married to the daughter of the Count of Hainault; 'The Black Douglas' -- 15. How the good King Robert of Scotland entrusted Sir James Douglas with carrying his heart to the Holy Sepulchre -- 16. How Sir James Douglas set out on his journey from Scotland; The Claims to the French Crown -- 17. How King Charles of France died and Lord Philip of Valois, by common accord, was crowned King of France -- 18. How King Philip of France defeated the Flemings at the hill of Cassel -- 19. How Lord Robert of Artois was forced into exile from France -- 20. How King Edward ordered the executions of his uncle the Earl of Kent and Lord Mortimer; War with Scotland -- 21. How young King Edward resumed war against the young King David of Scotland, his brother-in-law -- 22. How King Edward invaded Scotland and burned and laid waste the land and captured cities and castles -- 23. How the noble King Edward laid siege to the good city of Berwick -- 24. How the young Count of Namur and his brother crossed the sea to England and were captured; The War with France begins -- 25. How the noble King Edward sent the Bishop of Lincoln to the Count of Hainault to discuss war with France -- 26. How a man named Jacob van Artevelde held sway in Flanders -- 27. How these English lords went to Flanders to secure the aid of the Flemings and especially of Jacob van Artevelde -- 27. How the King of England crossed the sea and landed at Antwerp, trusting in the promises made to his ambassadors by a number of lords
Control code
ocn811408092
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846159862
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613932815
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 393281
  • 22573/cttn8gkx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811408092
Label
The true chronicles of Jean Le Bel, 1290-1360, translated by Nigel Bryant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jean le Bel's Chronicle; Prologue; Edward III's Accession -- 1. The genealogy of the noble King Edward, and how he was driven out of England -- 2. How Sir John of Hainault took the Queen of England and her eldest son back to England -- 3. How the Earl of Arundel and Hugh Despenser the Elder were captured and executed -- 4. How the king and Lord Hugh the Younger were captured and Lord Hugh sentenced to a foul death -- 5. How the king was condemned and deprived of his crown and the government of the realm -- 6. How King Edward was crowned King of England at the age of sixteen; The Campaign in the Borders 1327 -- 7. How King Robert of Scotland defied the young King Edward and began to ravage England -- 8. How the Hainaulter pages came into conflict with the English archers -- 9. How the king and all his army left the city of York to march against the Scots -- 10. The nature of the Scots and their methods in war -- 11. How the King of England pursued the Scots who were burning and laying waste his land -- 12. How the English searched for the Scots and didn't know where they were -- 13. How young King Edward laid siege to the Scots, who were burning and laying waste his land, on a mountain -- 14. How the noble King Edward was married to the daughter of the Count of Hainault; 'The Black Douglas' -- 15. How the good King Robert of Scotland entrusted Sir James Douglas with carrying his heart to the Holy Sepulchre -- 16. How Sir James Douglas set out on his journey from Scotland; The Claims to the French Crown -- 17. How King Charles of France died and Lord Philip of Valois, by common accord, was crowned King of France -- 18. How King Philip of France defeated the Flemings at the hill of Cassel -- 19. How Lord Robert of Artois was forced into exile from France -- 20. How King Edward ordered the executions of his uncle the Earl of Kent and Lord Mortimer; War with Scotland -- 21. How young King Edward resumed war against the young King David of Scotland, his brother-in-law -- 22. How King Edward invaded Scotland and burned and laid waste the land and captured cities and castles -- 23. How the noble King Edward laid siege to the good city of Berwick -- 24. How the young Count of Namur and his brother crossed the sea to England and were captured; The War with France begins -- 25. How the noble King Edward sent the Bishop of Lincoln to the Count of Hainault to discuss war with France -- 26. How a man named Jacob van Artevelde held sway in Flanders -- 27. How these English lords went to Flanders to secure the aid of the Flemings and especially of Jacob van Artevelde -- 27. How the King of England crossed the sea and landed at Antwerp, trusting in the promises made to his ambassadors by a number of lords
Control code
ocn811408092
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846159862
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613932815
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 393281
  • 22573/cttn8gkx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811408092

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