By Nicholas Michael, Gerry Embleton
King John the great of France used to be captured via the English on the conflict of Poitiers in 1356; his 14-year-old son Philip fought valiantly by way of his facet until eventually the sour finish, and once he used to be capable of accomplish that, King John rewarded his son's braveness and devotion through designating him Duke of Burgundy, a identify that accidentally had simply develop into extinct. Philip was once the 1st of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy and this attention-grabbing textual content through Nicholas Michael examines the functioning and association of the Burgundian armies from the start of his reign till the time of the final of the Valois Dukes: Charles the daring.
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Armies of Medieval Burgundy 1364-1477 (Men at Arms Series, 144) by Nicholas Michael, Gerry Embleton