The Hundred Years War ends

Monday, 30 January 2023

Faber and Faber publishers have announced the release date of the fifth and final book in Jonathan Sumption’s five volume series The Hundred Years War. 'Triumph and Illusion’ will be published on 31 August 2023 to much rejoicing by Sumption's readers. This is a colossal work, and one of a rare breed. Similar in scope to the John Julius Norwich trilogy on a thousand years of Byzantium (published 1988-95), Sumption’s five book series started thirty-two years ago, with nearly a decade separating some of the volumes. After seven years since volume four, ‘Cursed Kings’, his series will now be a complete and extensive narrative of the conflict between England and France from 1337 to 1453. ISBN 9780571274574.