This is a rich book, making effective use of all sorts of documents and illustrations. Keen moves easily across Europe in search of the international spirit of chivalry. . . . The pageantry he presents is colorful and his conclusions uplifting.”David Herlihy, New York Times Book Review
Original [and] beguiling.”Fiona MacCarthy, Times (London)
An elegantly written, important book.”Carolly Erickson, Los Angeles Times Book Review
About the Author
Maurice Keen is an Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, where he was tutor in medieval history from 1961 to 2000. He is the author of The Outlaws of Medieval England, The Pelican History of Medieval Europe, England in the Late Middle Ages, and Origins of the English Gentleman.