The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III

  • Author Ian Mortimer
  • Narrator Alex Wyndham
  • Publisher W. F. Howes Ltd
  • Run Time 19 hours and 32 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre European history.

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Edward’s life is one of the most extraordinary in all English history. He ordered his uncle to be beheaded, he usurped his father’s throne, and started a war which lasted for more than a hundred years. He took the crown when it was at its lowest point and raised it to new heights, presenting himself as a new King Arthur, victorious across Europe. He was the architect of many English icons – from parliamentary rule to the adoption of English as the official language and even the building of a great clocktower at Westminster. Yet behind the strong warrior king was a compassionate, conscientious and often merciful man – resolute yet devoted to his wife, friends and family, and the father of both the English nation and the English people.

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