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Chronicles : Penguin Classics - Jean Froissart

Chronicles

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 17th December 2001
ISBN: 9780140442007
Number Of Pages: 496
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The Chronicles of Froissart (1337-1410) are one of the greatest contemporary records of fourteenth-century England and France. Depicting the great age of Anglo-French rivalry from the deposition of Edward II to the downfall of Richard II, Froissart powerfully portrays the deeds of knights in battle at Sluys, Crecy, Calais and Poitiers during the Hundred Years War.

Yet they are only part of this vigorous portrait of medieval life, which also vividly describes the Peasants Revolt, trading activities and diplomacy against a backdrop of degenerate nobility. Written with the same sense of curiosity about character and customs that underlies the works of Froissart s contemporary, Chaucer, the Chronicles are a magnificent evocation of the age of chivalry.

About the Author

Jean Froissart was born in Valenciennes (c.1337) and came to England in 1361 where he joined the entourage of Edward III's Queen. While in England he travelled to Scotland and the Welsh Marshes and to the Continent seveal times, finally settling in the Netherlands on the death of the Queen. He finally took holy orders, before returning to England in the court of Richard II, whose downfall he recorded in 1399. His first book of the Chroniques was published in three versions, the second book was completed by 1388 and the third in 1390. He was still working on the fourth when he died c.1410.

ISBN: 9780140442007
ISBN-10: 0140442006
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 17th December 2001
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1