The hugely acclaimed, bestselling life of John Hawkwood, one of the outstanding figures of English and European history.
'[ Hawkwood ] not only tells the story of the fourteenth century's brashest and most cosmopolitan Essex Man, but also offers a vivid portrait of the tumultuous age in which he lived . . . Few biographies handle the balance between a subject's ""life"" and his ""times"" more dextrously than this one. And as an entrée to the fascinating complexity of late-medieval life - its discordant juxtapositions of charity and barbarity, piety and sensuality, heroic altruism and cynical self-interest - it has few rivals.' John Adamson, Sunday Telegraph
'A narrative driven with robust gusto, splendid writing and an eye for the grotesque.' Bill Saunders, Independent on Sunday
'Simply the most vivid account of the late-medieval world I have ever read.' Terry Jones
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