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Edward IIIIntractable Hundred Years War with France began under his leadership Yet Edward managed to rule England for 50 years and was viewed as a paragon of kingship in the eyes of both his contemporaries and later generations Venerated a. Unbalanced and one dimensionalThis book describes Edward lll's 50 year reign almost entirely in terms of his wars of conuest in Scotland Ireland and France and the domestic difficulties in raising funds for them The impact on the hapless population of wringing the funds and manpower from the country is barely discussedThat the Black Death killed maybe 40% of the entire English population from 1348 merits a few sentences Of his efforts to prevent the surviving peasantry from benefiting in terms of wages and freedom of movement from the resultant labour shortage there is next to nothingThe death from plague of his poor 13yo daughter Joan whilst being transported to be married off to a Spaniard doesn't even merit her a listing in the genealogy The book judges Edward against the criteria of warfare and chivalry he would probably have chosen for himself as the appropriate measures for a king and finds him ultimately unsuccesful but does not allow us to consider his impact on the country and people that he ruled

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Edward III lived through bloody and turbulent times His father was deposed by his mother and her lover when he was still a teenager; a third of England's population was killed by the Black Death midway through his reign; and the. I know about Edward III than I thought I did but still I was distracted while reading it I'll reread this at some point but it just didn't hold my attention the whole time The subject is interesting and I'd honestly love to know about his reign so I might have to read a full length biography in the future

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review Edward III 103 ã Edward III lived through bloody and turbulent times His father was deposed by his mother and her lover when he was still a teenager; a third of England's population was killed by the Black Death midway through his reign; and the intractable Hundred Years War with France began under his leadership Yet Edward managed to rule England for 50 years aS the victor of Sluys and Crécy and the founder of the Order of the Garter he was regarded with awe even by his enemies But he lived too long and was ultimately condemned to see thirty years of conuests reversed in less than fiv. This was great but there was on mention of Manny