Jonathan Sumption

Jonathan Sumption’s history of the Hundred Years–? War, Divided Houses, will be published in September. (June 2009)

The Battle of Crécy in 1346, when King Philip VI of France was defeated by King Edward III of England; from Les Grandes Chroniques de France, fifteenth century

Who Was Deceiving Whom?

The Man Who Believed He Was King of France: A True Medieval Tale

by Tommaso di Carpegna Falconieri, translated from the Italian by William McCuaig

June 11, 2009 issue

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