His Chronicles reveal the same curiosity about character and customs which underlies the works of his contemporary, Chaucer. This selection depicts a panorama of Europe during the great age of Anglo-French rivalry, from the deposition of Edward II t...more
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The downside of this volume is that it is a selection from Froissart's chronicles rather than a complete narrative, it is more of a chocolate box than a meal and I suspected that the flitting from incident to incident left me less engaged than reading something which was shorter in scope but more continuous. On the other hand the variety of material is interesting, from the royal courts of Franc ...more
the translation is fine here. The story of the guy with the supernatural shape-changing servant that could travel hundreds of miles overnight . . . one of many odd stories from an age when honor and duty and chivalry and fealty and obedience before God were everything, still.