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Saturday, January 30, 2016

French Peasants in the Hundred Years War

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

The Hundred Years War ended on October 19th, 1453, but how did the conflicts impact the lives of French rural communities? An interesting article from our 1983 archive...
There is a memorable scene in Emile Zola's La Terre in which a Bonapartist propaganda leaflet entitled The Misfortunes and Triumph of Jacques Bonhomme is read to a hushed audience of peasants assemble
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