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Title: Battle of Bouvines Resources?
Post by: rampantlion on December 05, 2018, 08:25:58 PM
Does anyone have a good resource recommendation for the battle of Bouvines in English? I have Georges Duby's "The Legend of Bouvines", but almost everything else I can find is in French text which I cannot read. It's suprising to me how little there is on this subject since it was such an important medieval battle.
Thanks
Title: Re: Battle of Bouvines Resources?
Post by: MM on December 05, 2018, 10:23:00 PM
The magazine "Medieval Warfare" by Karwansaray publishers published an issue some years ago about this battle...you can probably still order it!
Title: Re: Battle of Bouvines Resources?
Post by: Johnp4000 on December 06, 2018, 04:18:41 PM
Perhaps because the English were on the losing side there wasn't much written in English about what is considered a very important battle in European/French history!
I have read the medieval warfare mag (I think it was issue 1) on this battle and it is a very good summary of the information available and is probably the most accessible source for further research.There might be accounts of the battle in books about the Kings involved in the campaign but I have never found any other books on the battle.
Title: Re: Battle of Bouvines Resources?
Post by: rumacara on December 06, 2018, 04:43:43 PM
Hope this helps.

http://www.bouvines1214.org/site/spip.php?article55&lang=en

https://deremilitari.org/2014/03/the-battle-of-bouvines-1214/
Title: Re: Battle of Bouvines Resources?
Post by: rampantlion on December 08, 2018, 01:37:36 AM
Thanks all!  I have the Medieval Warfare magazine and have the website already saved.  I am always searching for more sources in English.  I would love to find another book about the subject in English, but haven't found it yet.
Title: Re: Battle of Bouvines Resources?
Post by: bluechi on December 08, 2018, 03:40:30 AM
german wiki could help.

"Schlacht von bouvines"
Title: Re: Battle of Bouvines Resources?
Post by: westwaller on December 19, 2018, 11:01:24 PM
Sean McGlynns 'Blood cries afar' has a bit about the battle as background to the first Barons War.
Title: Re: Battle of Bouvines Resources?
Post by: Duncan Head on December 20, 2018, 11:57:21 AM
http://www.earlyblazon.com/ has a page on Bouvines (start by clicking on "Battles" in the left panel) showing heraldry of known participants.