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The aims and personality of the second duke are illuminated, and the development of the Burgundian state during his ducal reign (1404-1419) charted. His supposed 'infernal pact' with the English and his assassination are examined; his activities in France are studied, as he exploited French resources for the benefit of Burgundy.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Richard Vaughan
Publisher: Boydell Press
Release: 2002
File: 324 Pages
ISBN-13: 0851159168

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Genre: Burgundy
Author: Richard Vaughan
Publisher: Longman Group United Kingdom
Release: 1979
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89039012455

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John, the Duke of Burgundy, was an unbelievably cunning, selfish and suspicious person, who trusted nobody, so he would always carry a weapon, and under his clothes he wore - chain mail. He feared his parents, he hated his wife, he disrespected his blood-relatives. This fear had consumed him completely. This fear turned him into a hypocrite, a traitor and a murderer. Based on historical facts and accounts of the Duke of Burgundy, ironically nicknamed John the Fearless.

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Author: Anastasiya Baydachenko
Publisher:
Release: 2020-09-02
File: 104 Pages
ISBN-13: 9798682176977

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This title concerns a patronage in whose service painters, sculptors, and goldsmiths could exercise their talents to the full.

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Genre: Art
Author: Elisabeth Antoine
Publisher: Cleveland Museum of Art Bookstore
Release: 2004
File: 367 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015059219264

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The extraordinary story of the Maid placed in the France of her time, presenting her and her contemporaries in all their humanity to the general reader. Who was this notorious and enigmatic country girl, on trial for her life?

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Genre: History
Author: Moya Longstaffe
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Release: 2017-10-15
File: 424 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781445673059

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Author Joni M. Hand sheds light on the reasons women of the Valois courts from the mid-fourteenth to the mid-sixteenth century commissioned devotional manuscripts. Visually interpreting the non-text elements-portraits, coats of arms, and marginalia-as well as the texts, Hand explores how the manuscripts were used to express the women's religious, political, and/or genealogical concerns. This study is arranged thematically according to the method in which the owner is represented.

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Genre: Art
Author: Joni M. Hand
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release: 2013-01-01
File: 251 Pages
ISBN-13: 1409450236

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In Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France, Tracy Adams offers a reevaluation of Christine de Pizan’s literary engagement with contemporary politics. Adams locates Christine’s works within a detailed narrative of the complex history of the dispute between the Burgundians and the Armagnacs, the two largest political factions in fifteenth-century France. Contrary to what many scholars have long believed, Christine consistently supported the Armagnac faction throughout her literary career and maintained strong ties to Louis of Orleans and Isabeau of Bavaria. By focusing on the historical context of the Armagnac-Burgundian feud at different moments and offering close readings of Christine’s poetry and prose, Adams shows the ways in which the writer was closely engaged with and influenced the volatile politics of her time.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Tracy Adams
Publisher: Penn State Press
Release: 2014-09-26
File: 232 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780271066332

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When twelve-year-old John Barr is forced to join the navy his life takes a dangerous turn. As he trains to become a powder monkey on board the mighty HMS Fearless, he soon learns that the ship hides many secrets. Thrust into a sinister world of spies and covert operations, John must go ashore accompanied by fellow shipmate Kit. But when their mission goes awry, the friends are abandoned and watch from the shore as the Fearless sail away. Can they now survive behind enemy lines? Secrets of the Fearless is a heart-stopping naval adventure of spies and secrets on the high seas.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Elizabeth Laird
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 2011-02-28
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780330528900

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“Attention, ‘Game of Thrones’ fans: The most enjoyably sensational aspects of medieval politics—double-crosses, ambushes, bizarre personal obsessions, lunacy and naked self-interest—are in abundant evidence in Nancy Goldstone's The Maid and the Queen.” (Laura Miller, Salon.com) Politically astute, ambitious, and beautiful, Yolande of Aragon, queen of Sicily, was one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. Caught in the complex dynastic battle of the Hundred Years War, Yolande championed the dauphin's cause against the forces of England and Burgundy, drawing on her savvy, her statecraft, and her intimate network of spies. But the enemy seemed invincible. Just as French hopes dimmed, an astonishingly courageous young woman named Joan of Arc arrived from the farthest recesses of the kingdom, claiming she carried a divine message-a message that would change the course of history and ultimately lead to the coronation of Charles VII and the triumph of France. Now, on the six hundredth anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc, this fascinating book explores the relationship between these two remarkable women, and deepens our understanding of this dramatic period in history. How did an illiterate peasant girl gain access to the future king of France, earn his trust, and ultimately lead his forces into battle? Was it only the hand of God that moved Joan of Arc-or was it also Yolande of Aragon?

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Genre: History
Author: Nancy Goldstone
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2012-03-29
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101561294

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The legendary Harry Greb stepped into the ring more than 300 times from 1913 to 1926, defeated opponents who outweighed him by more than 30 pounds, held the middleweight and light heavyweight titles and beat every Hall of Fame boxer he ever fought. Dubbed “the Pittsburgh Windmill” because of his manic, freewheeling style in the ring, Greb also crossed racial lines, taking on all comers regardless of color. An injury in the ring led to Greb’s gradually going blind in one eye and should have ended his career, but he kept his condition secret and fought on. Tragically, the indomitable fighter would be dead by the age of 32, felled by complications during minor surgery. This biography of one of the toughest boxers of all time includes interviews, family recollections, modern doctors’ analyses of Greb’s eye injury and more than 120 rare photographs, as well as a complete fight record and round-by-round descriptions of his most famous fights.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Bill Paxton
Publisher: McFarland
Release: 2013-06-07
File: 260 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476613833

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