The Capetians: The History of a Dynasty

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Bloomsbury Academic, Apr 27, 2007 - History - 362 pages

Following the demise of the Carolingian dynasty in 987 the French lords chose Hugh Capet as their king. He was the founder of a dynasty that lasted until 1328. Although for much of this time, the French kings were weak, and the kingdom of France was much smaller than it later became, the Capetians nevertheless had considerable achievements and also produced outstanding rulers, including Philip Augustus and St Louis. This wide-ranging book throws fascinating light on the history of Medieval France and the development of European monarchy.

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Jim Bradbury is the author of several books, including The Medieval Archer (Palgrave Macmillan, 1985), The Medieval Siege (Boydell, 1998), The Battle of Hastings (Alan Sutton, 1998), Philip Augustus, (Addison Wesley, 1997) and Stephen and Matilda (Sutton, 1998).

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