Medieval Mercenaries, Volume I, The Great Companies
February 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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"Fowler provides a thoroughly researched ... examination of military politics." CHOICE
"If readers desire the details of a ten year period in which mercenary companies conducted a reign of terror west of the Rhine and north of the Alps, they will not do better than this account." Journal of Military History
"This book is solidly based on archival research. Fowler has consulted manuscript sources in depositories ranging from Perugia to Edinburgh ... This enables him to assemble, for the first time, a detailed and accurate picture of the movement of bodies of men whose military prowess played an important role in virtually every major sector of combat in this highly confused decade ... anyone working on this central phase of the Hundred Years War will have to consult this study ..." History
"This book draws upon several decades of work and utilizes the entire range of evidence available: modern scholarship, and printed and manuscript sources. This book will surely stand as the standard history of the companies for generations to come. Frequent, excellent, full-page maps help greatly." Book Review Digest