Edward III 1312-1377, The Black Prince and the age of chivalry CANCELLED (HIS 14)

This course is cancelled


  • Day and time: Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00
    Weekly
  • Length of course: 1 term. Autumn (5 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 0
  • Start date: 16 November 2021
  • Description:

    This course will cover the reign of Edward III, who came to the throne aged fourteen in 1327 and reigned for 50 years. His reign was dominated by the Hundred Years War which he sparked off in 1337 by laying claim to the throne of France. The War included the famous victories of the Battles of Crecy and Poitiers involving his eldest son later known as The Black Prince. We shall be particularly looking at their love of tournaments and jousting, the foundation of the Order of the Garter and contemporary attitudes to Chivalry. Then we shall look at how important Chivalry and the Medieval Past became in the nineteenth and earlier twentieth century.

  • Format: Lecture


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