The Wall Street Journal review of The Black Prince

In his fine biography, Michael Jones resurrects the recumbent warrior, giving a vivid but scholarly portrait of the man extolled by the contemporary chronicler Jean Froissart as “the very flower of chivalry.” Mr. Jones maintains that Edward deserved such accolades, having strived to exemplify the lofty ideals of the knight’s code.

Lessons of History

The Retreat

In December 1941 Hitler’s Wehrmacht was repulsed from Moscow in atrocious winter weather. The Fuhrer and German High Command did not believe the lessons of Napoleon’s disastrous 1812 campaign in Russia applied to them, because they had a highly mechanised army. But in temperatures dropping below minus 30 degrees Celsius their vehicles and equipment simply […]