The Great Chevauchee - John of Gaunt's Raid on France 1373

The Great Chevauchee - John of Gaunt's Raid on France 1373

David Nicolle Peter Dennis / Sep 15, 2019

The Great Chevauchee John of Gaunt s Raid on France In John of Gaunt set off from Calais on a great raid to strike at the heart of France Driven by the high ideals of chivalry the raiders left with epic pageantry However the reality soon overwh

  • Title: The Great Chevauchee - John of Gaunt's Raid on France 1373
  • Author: David Nicolle Peter Dennis
  • ISBN: 9781849082471
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1373, John of Gaunt set off from Calais on a great raid to strike at the heart of France Driven by the high ideals of chivalry, the raiders left with epic pageantry However, the reality soon overwhelmed the raiders Beset on all sides by French ambushes and plagued by disease and starvation, the raiders battled their way through Champagne, east of Paris, into BurgundyIn 1373, John of Gaunt set off from Calais on a great raid to strike at the heart of France Driven by the high ideals of chivalry, the raiders left with epic pageantry However, the reality soon overwhelmed the raiders Beset on all sides by French ambushes and plagued by disease and starvation, the raiders battled their way through Champagne, east of Paris, into Burgundy, across the Massif Central and finally down into the Dordogne Unable to attack any major fortifications, John of Gaunt s men plundered the countryside, raiding towns and villages, weakening the French infrastructure While the military value of the raid is debatable, the English knights who finally made it home were hailed as heroes This book charts the course of the raid from beginning to end, studying all the battles and skirmishes the raiders fought along the way in this bloody example of chivalric warfare.

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      • David Nicolle Peter Dennis

        Dr David C Nicolle born 4 April 1944 is a British historian specialising in the military history of the Middle Ages, with a particular interest in the Middle East.David Nicolle worked for BBC Arabic before getting his MA at SOAS, University of London He gained a PHD at the University of Edinburgh He lectured in World and Islamic art and architecture at Yarmouk University, Jordan He was also on the editorial board of the Medieval History Magazine.


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    1. One of the stories of the Hundred Years' War. 1373? John of Gaunt undertook a raid across the heart of France. Many challenges faced his force. This slender Osprey volume traces his campaign, the challenges that he faced, and the ultimate outcome. The raise is placed in its larger historical contrext.Quie readable. . . .


    2. The Caroline War (1369-1389/96) has received little attention outside of general studies of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). ”This interesting conflict,” so writes Dr David Nicolle, “has been largely ignored by English historians, and has been misunderstood by some of those who did refer to it” (p.12). As such, Nicolle’s brief study The Great Chevauchée in the Osprey Raid series is a valuable contribution to the literature. The author is well-known for his many studies in the Osprey [...]


    3. This books isn't as good as some of the other Osprey books I've read. Maybe it was the subject matter, but I just didn't find it as interesting.


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