Frits van Oostrom
The Improbable but True Story of the Knight Jan van Brederode
Jan van Brederode was born into most fortuitous circumstances around 1372. He died ingloriously not quite forty years later in the famous Battle of Agincourt, a soldier of fortune.
Taking the form of a historical detective story, Noble Endeavour reconstructs the course of his unusual life.
A tantalizing glimpse into the Middle Ages, in the vein of Duby, Le Goff and Le Roy Ladurie
- winner Libris History Prize 2018