Category Archives: Michael Jones’ Blog

The Fight for Bosworth

The fight to prevent development encroaching upon one of our famous battlefields is about making a stand for our heritage. As I said in an interview with The Times: ‘This is one of the defining moments in our national history. For the first time, battlefield discoveries allow us to get a sense of where Richard […]

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 […]