Trial By Battle Book CoverThe Hundred Years War Volume 1 (Trial by Battle) - by Jonathan Sumption.

The is volume one of Jonathan Sumption's immense history of the Hundred Years War, it covers the period of 1328 to 1347, and the Siege of Calais. This volume deals with the origins of the war and the early events which were the start of a war which would last for over one hundred years, as well as the great campaigns of Sluys, Crecy, and Calais. Jonathan Sumption has been described as being a historian who 'makes one almost believe that he must have been present at the events described'. (Sunday Telegraph)
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