Blood Cries Afar
The Magna Carta War and the Invasion of England 1215-1217eBook - 2013
Details an invasion that could have changed Britain as we know it, prompted by events at Runnymede where the barons brought an errant king to heel and in doing so provided an opportunity for conquest. Taking advantage of the turmoil created in England by King John's inept rule and the barons' demands, Prince Louis of France invaded England and allied with the English rebels. The prize was the crown of England. Within months Louis had seized control of one-third of the country, including London. This is the only book to cover the bloody events of the invasion, one of the most dramatic but most overlooked episodes of British history. The text vividly describes the campaigns, sieges, battles, and atrocities of the invasion and its colorful leaders -- Louis the Lion, King John, William Marshal, and the mercenaries Fawkes de Béauté and Eustace the Monk -- to offer the first detailed military analysis of this epic struggle for England.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, 
Branch Call Number: 942.033 Mc
Characteristics: 1 online resource (288 pages)