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FFOULKES C.  Armour & Weapons   
Oxford, 1909 FULL TEXT: English Content

From author's preface:
I have collected and illustrated some of the more important notes dealing with the Development of European Defensive Armour and Weapons. They are simply intended as a handbook for use in studying history and a short guide to the somewhat intricate technicalities of the Craft of the Armourer.

 

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FROISSART JOHN.  Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes   
FULL TEXT in english:  Vol.1  Vol.2  Vol.3  Vol.4  Vol.5  Vol.6  Vol.7  Vol.8  Vol.9  Vol.10  Vol.11  Vol.12

"Chroniques de France, d'Engleterre et des paīs voisins" begins in 1327 and ends in 1400. It is a firsthand narrative covering the Hundred Years' War from including events in Flanders, Spain, Portugal, France, and England. Jean Froissart (born c.1333, Valenciennes, Brabant — died c.1404, Chimay, Hainaut) was a French court historian and poet.
The text of Froissart's Chronicles is preserved in more than 100 manuscripts, illustrated by a variety of miniaturists. One of the first known printed edition was published under the title "Croniques de France, dAngleterre, dEscoce, dEspaigne, de Bretaigne, de Gascongne, de Flandres et lieux circunvoisins" 4 tomes, Paris, Antoine Verard, [ca. 1498].
This Chronicles were frequently reprinted in the early centuries in both French and, after Bourchier's translation of 1523-25, in English. But almost all those editions were so-called "Epitomes" - condensed version of the original text, along with such aids as indices and marginal dates. Full text of this chronicle containing almost three million words was translated from French into modern English with variations and additions and published in twelve volumes by Thomas Johnes (1748-1816) in 1803-1810. This is the most comprehensive edition of Froissart's Chronicles in English until now.
As an addition to this extraordinary work you can read "Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart" by Thomas Johnes.

 
     
     
     
 
 
 
 

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