The Knight Who Saved England: William Marshal And The French Invasion, 1217 by Richard BrooksThe Knight Who Saved England: William Marshal And The French Invasion, 1217 by Richard Brooks

The Knight Who Saved England: William Marshal And The French Invasion, 1217

byRichard Brooks

Paperback | April 22, 2014

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This is the fascinating story William Marshal who negotiated the brutal realities of medieval warfare and the conflicting demands of chivalric ideals, and who against the odds defeated the joint French and rebel forces in arguably the most important battle in midieval English history - overshadowing even Agincourt.
In 1217 England was facing her darkest hour, with foreign troops pillaging the country and defeat close at hand. But, at the battle of Lincoln, the seventy-year-old William Marshal led his men to a victory that would secure the future of his nation. Earl of Pembroke, right-hand man to three kings and regent for a fourth, Marshal was one of the most celebrated men in Europe, yet is virtually unknown today, his impact and influence largely forgotten.
In this vivid account, Richard Brooks blends colorful contemporary source material with new insights to uncover the tale of this unheralded icon. He traces the rise of Marshal from penniless younger son to renowned knight, national hero and defender of the Magna Carta.

Richard Brooks is a freelance military historian with a particular interest in the intersection of naval and military history, and the use of hitherto untapped sources to develop fresh insights into past campaigns. Richard has published seven books, beginning with a biography of Fred T. Jane, the founder of Jane's Fighting Ships. His o...
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Title:The Knight Who Saved England: William Marshal And The French Invasion, 1217Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.53 × 5.52 × 0.97 inPublished:April 22, 2014Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849085501

ISBN - 13:9781849085502

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Table of Contents

List of lllustrations/ Preface/ Introduction/ Chronology/ Maps/ I: Angevin Inheritance/ II: Finest Knight/ III: Before the Longbow/ IV: King John and the Dauphin/ V: William's War/ VI: Lincoln Fair/ VII: The Battle of Sandwich and the Treaty of Kingston/ VIII: Nunc Dimittis/ Glossary/ Select Bibliography/ Index

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"William Marshal's name, fame and greatest victory seem to be largely forgotten today. But author Richard Brooks tries to right this wrongful oversight in The Knight Who Saved England: William Marshal and the French Invasion, 1217. Brooks is to be applauded for digging into original source material and sharing his own insights to pen this colorful chronicle of how Sir William rose from obscurity to become one of the most powerful men in Europe." -Toy Soldier & Model Figure