The King’s Lieutenant: Henry of Grosmont, First Duke of Lancaster 1310-1361 :: Kenneth Fowler soon to be presented for sale on the incomparable BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Elek Books, 1969, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white plates; Tables; List of abbreviations; Appendices (2);
From the cover: One of the most powerful men in fourteenth-century England after Edward III was Henry of Grosmont, First Duke of Lancaster. This is the first biography ever to appear of the nobleman, soldier, diplomat and administrator who played such a significant role in shaping English foreign policy during the early stages of the Hundred Years War, and the only comprehensive account of English foreign affairs during that period to appear for over half a century.
There are few laymen of the time about whom so much can be known, largely because of the important role he played in events, but also because the family records became part of the state archives after his grandson, Henry Bolingbroke, seized the throne in 1399. Dr Fowler has therefore been able to gain a unique insight into Henry of Grosmonts life and his public career from a wealth of information in both English and French archives.
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Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small stain to the corner of both panels. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. . Previous owners’ name and date to the first blank.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.
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