The English Aristocracy at War: From the Welsh Wars of Edward I to the Battle of Bannockburn
Boydell Press, 2008 - 228 ページ
A new appraisal of the military careers and activities of soldiers from elite medieval families.
In 1277 the recently crowned king of England, Edward I, invaded Wales; his army, large for the time, was none the less modest by his later standards. Most of his countrymen had not been on active service outside the realm for twenty years and more, if at all, yet over the course of the following four decades, up to the battle of Bannockburn in 1314, they would be called upon to fight in four different theatres of war: in Wales, Gascony, Flanders and Scotland.
Dr DAVID SIMPKIN is Research Associate at the University of Reading.