Sunday, December 30, 2007

Eulogy for Edward III

"This King Edward was of surpassing goodness, and very full of grace even by comparison with all the worthy men of the world: for by his virtue and the grace given to him by God, he surpassed and shone above all his predecessors, who were themselves noble and worthy men. And he was of hearty courage, for he never dread any mishaps, nor harms, nor evil fortune that might befall a noble warrior...And in all battles and engagements, with surpassing glory and honor, he had ever the victory."

The English Brut, 2:333, quoted in Clifford Rogers' The Wars of Edward III {Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 1999}, p. 202

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