Book Review of The Great Chevauchée: John of Gaunt’s Raid on France 1373
Posted by William Young on December 11, 2012
David Nicolle. The Great Chevauchée: John of Gaunt’s Raid on France 1373. Illustrated by Peter Dennis. Raid series. Botley, England: Osprey, 2011. ISBN 978-1-84908-247-1. Illustrations. Maps. Photographs. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. 80. $18.95 (paperback).
The Caroline War (1369-1389/96) has received little attention outside of general studies of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). “This interesting conflict,” so writes Dr David Nicolle, “has been largely ignored by English historians, and has been misunderstood by some of those who did refer to it” (p.12). As such, Nicolle’s brief study The Great Chevauchée in the Osprey Raid series is a valuable contribution to the literature. The author is well-known for his many studies in the Osprey military history series, including French Armies of the Hundred Years War (2000), Crécy 1346: Triumph of the Longbow (2000), Poitiers 1356: The Capture of a King (2004), Orléans 1429: France Turns the Tide (2005), and The Fall of English France…
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