The Hundred Years War 1, Trial by Battle - Jonathon Sumption

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The Hundred Years War 1, Trial by Battle - Jonathon Sumption

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I am currently reading this book of ultimate fun-ness, a thrilling 659 pages packed full of useless information no one ever wants to know! This book that is 600 odd pages, only covers the first 10 years of a 126 year conflict. I really don't reccomend any of you read this, unless you are doing a dissertation on the Hundred Years War, or have an exceptional amount of free time.

Err I am just bored and wanted to make a thread. I would hate to think of some of the books you guys who are studying or have studied a science degree may have had to read, I have never had the patience for anything to do with physics or chemisty, I completely flunked them at school.

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If you like historical fiction, Bernard Cornwell's The Archer's Tale and subsequent follow ups are a fun way to learn about the 100 years war. I would recommend them.
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Ahh well sadly it was the Grail Quest series that inspired me to do my dissertation on this subject, thought for a moment there was a new one but with a little research it seems they just renamed the first book in the series, Harlequin, to The Archers Tale. I am a big fan of Bernard Cornwell and have most of his books, Grail Quest, Sharpe and the Starbuck Chronicles anyway!

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Oh yeah, and the war really is not as interesting as it sounds in the novels!

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Husper wrote:I am a big fan of Bernard Cornwell and have most of his books, Grail Quest, Sharpe and the Starbuck Chronicles anyway!
don't forget the totally awesome Saxon Tales! Vikings ftw

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Yeah my dad has those, been too busy 'studying' (drinking) the last few years to have read much recent fiction.

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