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The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation Paperback – 1 Sep 2008

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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: VINTAGE ARROW - MASS MARKET; 1 edition (1 September 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780099527091
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099527091
  • ASIN: 009952709X
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.6 x 20.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An excellent biography; entertaining as well as informative" (Allan Massie Daily Telegraph)

"A fascinating portrait. At times, the reader seems almost able to reach across time and touch this man" (The Economist)

"In producing this fine biography, Mortimer has succeeded magnificently, and has gone a long, long way towards restoring Edward III to his proper place as one of the great makers of this nation" (Alison Weir Daily Mail)

"Ian Mortimer...has virtually single-handedly put medieval history back in the hands of ordinary readers, combining scrupulous research with a wonderfully iconoclastic approach to storytelling" (Dominic Sandbrook Daily Telegraph)

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King for 50 years (1327-77), Edward III - like Elizabeth and Victoria after him - embodied the values of his age. He re-made England and forged a nation out of war.

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