Desmond Seward

Desmond Seward


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in Paris, France
May 22, 1935

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Desmond Seward is a British popular historian and the author of many books about in Britain and France in the late Middle Ages.
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Average rating: 3.73 · 3,032 ratings · 352 reviews · 34 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Hundred Years War: The ...

3.88 avg rating — 720 ratings — published 1978 — 10 editions
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The Wars of the Roses: Thro...

3.83 avg rating — 384 ratings — published 1995 — 11 editions
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The Last White Rose: Dynast...

3.80 avg rating — 272 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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The Monks of War: The Milit...

3.73 avg rating — 200 ratings — published 1972 — 8 editions
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The Demon's Brood: A Histor...

3.54 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 2014 — 11 editions
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A Brief History of the Hund...

3.70 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Richard III: England's Blac...

3.40 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 1983 — 10 editions
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Jerusalem's Traitor: Joseph...

4.02 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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The Bourbon Kings of France

3.88 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
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Eleanor of Aquitaine: The M...

3.59 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 1978 — 11 editions
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“Throughout the history of the Deutschritter the German genius is very evident, romantic idealism implemented with utter ruthlessness.”
Desmond Seward, The Monks of War: The Military Religious Orders

“And though Hitler ruined Europe, destroying its dominance, he did at least demolish some of the obstacles which stood in the way of a united continent. Napoleon called the continent ‘a rotten old whore whom I shall treat as I please’, while in 1943 Goebbels recorded the Führer’s ‘unshakeable conviction that the Reich will be master of all Europe’ – two years later, just before his death, Hitler said of the continent, ‘I had to rape it in order to possess it.”
Desmond Seward, Napoleon and Hitler: A Comparative Biography

“A certain Roland le Fartère was given a small manor in Suffolk by the king on condition that every Christmas he gave a jump, a whistle and a fart before Henry and his courtiers. (Unum saltum et siffletum et unum bumbulum.)”
Desmond Seward, The Demon's Brood: A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty

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