The Chronicles of Froissart

Author: Jean Froissart

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425010199

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Recording all major political events from 1322 to 1400, it is a fascinating and comprehensive account of Anglo-French relations.

Chronicles

Author: Jean Froissart

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904569

Category: History

Page: 496

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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.

The Chronicles of England, France and Spain

Author: John Froissart

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473389305

Category: History

Page: 616

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Jean Froissart or John Froissart to the English, was a chronicler during the 14th and 15th century. His chronicles have become famous as an important source for the first half of the Hundred Years' War.

The Chronicles of Froissart

Easyread Large Edition

Author: Jean Froissart

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425032044

Category: History

Page: 228

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Recording all major political events from 1322 to 1400, it is a fascinating and comprehensive account of Anglo-French relations. Written in Froissart's signature style, it revives the age of chivalry and presents a vibrant panorama of characters and events. Informative and absorbing!

The Chronicle of Froissart Volume 1

Author: Jean Froissart

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230360683

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Page: 174

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... INTRO- information about itself and its manners. That Froissart DUCTION should be turned into English before the last reflection of the age of Froissart had died away in the new era of the Sixteenth Century, that the courtly poet and historian of the times of Edward 1n. should be brought by translation into a closer partnership with Chaucer, was a thing to be desired more than most of the literary things provided under the reign of Henry vra.; and it was fortunately accomplished by the man whose mission it might seem to have been to rescue as much as he could of the treasures of the Middle Ages before they were overwhelmed by new learning. He translated Froissart, he translated Huon of Bordeaux. Mediaeval Literature TheWeakness Lord Berners is a follower of Chaucer and Malory as an of English interpreter in English of some of the courtly French literature which was for the most part so imperfectly understood, though so generously admired, in the island of Britain. What the English had been deprived of by the accidents of their history was the peculiar glory of the Middle Ages; they had no proper courtly romance, no chivalrous stories in their own language of the same temper as those of France. Many things are attainable in a literature like that of England between the Norman Conquest and the Revival of Learning; but what was not attainable before Chaucer, and very feebly remembered after him, was precisely that sort of grace which belongs to a Court, to a refined affected mode of sentiment, like that of the Romaunt of the Rose. Before Chaucer and Grower acquired it, the English had not the right of entry to that world; and in most of their persevering studies of the way to be gentle, they are little better than the ambitious gallants in...

Froissart's Chronicles

Author: John Jolliffe

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057129023X

Category: History

Page: 480

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The Chronicles of Jean Froissart (1337-1410) are universally acknowledged as the most vivid and faithful account of 14th century events and ideas. This medieval collector of intelligence travelled widely from Scotland and Wales to France, Italy and the Netherlands, conversing with gentlemen of rank everywhere and developing a tremendous skill for persuading those about him to divulge their secrets. These Chronicles offer an unrivalled picture of the age of chivalry, drawn by a contemporary, with a verve that recalls Chaucer. Fresh, vivid, immediate and laced with a certain disrespect for the Establishment, they tell of acts of gallantry, tournaments, feasts and wars that make for fascinating reading, abetted by John Jolliffe's translation that renders Froissart into highly accessible modem English.

The Chronicles of England, France, Spain

And the Adjoining Countries from the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II. to the Coronation of Henry IV.

Author: Jean Froissart,Sainte-Palaye (M. de La Curne de, Jean-Baptiste de La Curne)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hundred Years' War, 1339-1453

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The Chronicles of England, France and Spain

Author: Sir John Froissart

Publisher: Grizzell Press

ISBN: 1408633671

Category: History

Page: 616

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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...