Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince

Author: Stella Mary Newton

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851157672

Category: Art

Page: 151

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A close study of clothes worn by aristocratic families and their households at the time of the Black Prince - and of Chaucer - showing Europe-wide influences.

The Black Prince of France

Author: Aivan de Moya

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462045251

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9267


In the middle of the night, New York policeman Scott Dewitt answers a desperate phone call from his sister Larissa, who is living in Paris. Her boyfriend Claude has abruptly disappeared, and she can convince no one that foul play may be involved. Scott rushes to her and discovers the couple has become involved in a sinister conspiracy dating back centuries. Scott learns that the story of the Man in the Iron Mask is more than just a classic novel. It is a long-unsolved mystery at the center of a blackmail plot threatening the oldest, richest and most powerful families of Western Europe. Scott and Larissa must unveil the identity of the famous anonymous prisoner to find the missing man and save their own lives. They chase down a trail of clues, hidden messages and enigmatic symbols across France, England, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland and the Vatican, all the while pursued by a band of shadowy assassins. They discover shocking revelations about the crowned heads of Europe while fighting to survive. Inspired by true events, and based on extensive historical and scholarly research, the Black Prince of France takes the reader on a thrilling quest from the halls of 17th century palaces to the midst of a modern secret society. It is a plot deeper than the Da Vinci Code and darker than the Lost Symbol. It is the actual solution to the mystery of the Man in the Iron Mask...Learn the lengths to which the elite will go in order to ensure that their secrets, no matter how ancient, will remain secret!

Edward the black prince

Author: William Shirley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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In the Steps of the Black Prince

Author: Peter Hoskins

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843838745

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 5410


The author has retraced on foot the routes taken by the Black Prince during the French campaigns of 1355-1356, enabling him to provide an entirely new dimension to the events.

The Black Prince of Florence

Author: Catherine Fletcher

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448182085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 5173


‘A spectacular, elegant, brilliant portrait of skulduggery, murder and sex in Renaissance Florence’ Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard, Books of the Year 1531 – after years of brutal war and political intrigue, the bastard son of a Medici Duke and a ‘half-negro’ maidservant rides into Florence. Within a year, he rules the city as its Prince. Backed by the Pope and his future father-in-law the Holy Roman Emperor, the nineteen-year-old Alessandro faces down bloody family rivalry and the scheming hostility of Italy’s oligarchs to reassert the Medicis’ faltering grip on the turbulent city-state. Six years later, as he awaits an adulterous liaison, he will be murdered by his cousin in another man’s bed. ‘Nothing in sixteenth-century history is more astonishing’ Hilary Mantel

The Black Prince and the Capture of a King

Author: Marilyn Livingstone,Morgen Witzel

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1612004520

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3232


This “taut narrative” of the fourteenth-century conflict between England and France offers “a detailed, climactic account of a legendary battle” (Publishers Weekly). The epic fourteenth-century Battle of Poitiers marked a major turn in the Hundred Years’ War between England and France. Prince Edward, known to all as the Black Prince, not only won a surprising victory in his first campaign as commander, but managed the nearly impossible feat of taking the French monarch, King Jean II, prisoner. In the summer of 1356, Prince Edward drove toward the Loire Valley, deep in French territory. There, he met the full French army led by King Jean and a number of French nobles, including veterans of the defeat at Crécy ten years before. Outnumbered, the Prince fell back, but in September, he turned near the city of Poitiers to make a stand. Historians Witzel and Livingstone provide a day-by-day description of the campaign of July to September 1356, climaxing with a vivid description of the Battle of Poitiers itself. The detailed account and analysis of the battle and the campaigns that led up to it has a strong focus on the people involved in the campaign: ordinary men-at-arms and noncombatants, as well as princes and nobles.