The Perfect King PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Perfect King free pdf He ordered his uncle to be beheaded- he usurped his father's throne- he started a war which lasted for more than a hundred years, and taxed his people more than any other previous king. Yet for centuries Edward III was celebrated as the most brilliant king England had ever had, and three hundred years after his death it was said that his kingship was perhaps the greatest that the world had ever known. In this first full study of the man's character and life, Ian Mortimer shows how Edward personally provided the impetus for much of the drama of his fifty-year reign. Under him the feudal kingdom of England became a highly organised nation and experienced its longest period of domestic peace in the middle ages. Nineteenth century historians saw in Edward the opportunity to decry a warmonger, and painted him as a self-seeking, rapacious, tax-gathering conqueror. Yet as this book shows, beneath the strong warrior king was a compassionate, conscientious and often merciful man - resolute yet devoted to his wife, friends and family. He emerges as a strikingly modern figure, to whom many will be able to relate - the father of both the English nation and the English people.

About Ian Mortimer

Dr Ian Mortimer is the author of the bestselling Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England and Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England, eight other books and many peer-reviewed articles on English history between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and was awarded the Alexander Prize (2004) for his work on the social history of medicine in seventeenth-century England. In June 2011, the University of Exeter awarded him a higher doctorate (D.Litt.) by examination, on the strength of his historical work. He also writes historical fiction, published under his middle names (James Forrester). He lives with his wife and three children on the edge of Dartmoor, in Devon. For further information about him and a full bibliography, see his website: www.ianmortimer.com.

Details Book

Author : Ian Mortimer
Publisher : Vintage
Data Published : 03 July 2008
ISBN : 009952709X
EAN : 9780099527091
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 560 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Perfect King



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Last Warrior King free pdfThe Last Warrior King

    Edward became King through deceit. deception. and another's need for power. His mother and her lover. Roger Mortimer. placed Edward on the throne before he became of age..


  • Edward VI free pdfEdward VI

    In his desperate quest for an heir. King Henry VIII divorced one wife and beheaded another. The birth of Prince Edward on October 12. 1537. ended his father's twenty-seven-year wait. Nine years later..


  • The King's Henchman free pdfThe King's Henchman

    Charles II's succession to the throne came at a time of national turbulence: his father had been beheaded. Oliver Cromwell had usurped his right to reign. England was at sea among Europe's constantly shifting allegiances..


  • The King's Speech free pdfThe King's Speech

    After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of his brother King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce). Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life..


  • The King's Speech free pdfThe King's Speech

    After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of his brother King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce). Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life..


  • The Perfect King free pdfThe Perfect King

    Downloadable Audio Books Free. He ordered his uncle to be beheaded- he usurped his father's throne- he started a war which lasted for more than a hundred years, and taxed his people more than any othe