By Desmond Seward

ISBN-10: 1841196789

ISBN-13: 9781841196787

For over 100 years England again and again invaded France at the pretext that her kings had a correct to the French throne. France was once a wide, unwieldy nation, England used to be small and bad, yet for the main half she ruled the conflict, sacking cities and castles and successful battles - together with such excellent victories as Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt, yet then the English run of luck started to fail, and in 4 brief years she misplaced Normandy and at last her final stronghold in Guyenne. The protagonists of the Hundred 12 months struggle are one of the such a lot vibrant in ecu historical past: for the English, Edward III, the Black Prince and Henry V, later immortalized by means of Shakespeare; for the French, the most appropriate yet inept John II, who died a prisoner in London, Charles V, who very approximately overcame England and the enigmatic Charles VII, who did ultimately force the English out. Desmond Seward's account strains the alterations that ended in France's ultimate victory and brings to lifestyles the entire intrigue and color of the final chivalric combats as they gave option to a extra brutal sleek conflict

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Debajo del sofá, en el suelo, había un gran baúl hecho a base de una bella combinación de ébano, marfil y madera rojiza y que contenía cierto número de vasitos de alabastro y vidrio; había también dos capillas de madera negra, cada una con la figura de una serpiente dorada, emblema y estandarte del décimo nomo del Alto Egipto (Afroditopolis), una encantadora sillita con paneles decorados con ébano, marfil y oro, demasiado pequeña para que la usara alguien que no fuera un niño, dos taburetes plegables con incrustaciones de marfil y una caja de alabastro con incisiones rellenas de pigmentos.

Hasta entonces la excitación se había apoderado de nosotros, sin darnos una pausa para reflexionar, pero ahora por primera vez empezamos a darnos cuenta de la fantástica tarea a la que nos enfrentábamos y de las responsabilidades que suponía. Éste no era un hallazgo corriente con el que pudiéramos disponer en una campaña normal; tampoco había ningún precedente que pudiera servirnos de guía. Era algo de lo que no se tenía experiencia, algo aturdidor y por el momento pareció como si hubiera allí tanto por hacer que ningún medio humano pudiera llevarlo a cabo.

El día siguiente (26 de noviembre) fue el mejor de todos, el más maravilloso que me ha tocado vivir y ciertamente como no puedo esperar volver a vivir otro. El trabajo de limpieza continuó toda la mañana, forzosamente despacio a causa de los objetos delicados mezclados con el relleno. Luego, a media tarde encontramos una segunda puerta sellada a unos diez metros de la puerta exterior, casi una réplica exacta de la primera. La marca de los sellos era menos clara en este caso pero todavía se podía identificar como los de Tutankhamón y la necrópolis real.

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