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By Peter Hoskins

In 1355 the Black Prince took a military to Bordeaux and launched into chevauchées [mounted army expeditions, often characterized by way of the devastation of the encompassing cities and countryside], which culminated in his decisive victory over King Jean II of France at Poitiers the subsequent 12 months. utilizing the recorded itineraries as his start line, the writer of this e-book walked greater than 1,300 miles throughout France, retracing the routes of the armies looking for a better figuring out of the Black Prince's day trip. He the 1355 chevauchée from Bordeaux to the Mediterranean and again, and that for 1356 from Aquitaine to the Loire, to the battlefield at Poitiers, and again back to Bordeaux. Drawing on his findings at the floor, quite a lot of documentary resources, and the paintings of neighborhood historians, a lot of whom the writer met on his travels, the publication presents a different point of view at the Black Prince's chevauchées of 1355 and 1356 and the conflict of Poitiers, one of many maximum English triumphs of the Hundred Years warfare, demonstrating particularly the influence of the panorama at the campaigns.

Peter Hoskins is a former Royal Air strength pilot,now residing in France. He combines his curiosity in exploration of his followed nation together with his learn into the Hundred Years War.

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