Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Dec 21, 2008 - History - 464 pages
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Waged almost six centuries ago, the Battle of Agincourt still captivates. It is the classic underdog story, and generations have wondered how the English--outmanned by the French six to one--could have succeeded so bravely and brilliantly. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Juliet Barker paints a gripping narrative of the October 1415 clash between the outnumbered English archers and the heavily armored French knights. Populated with chivalrous heroes, dastardly spies, and a ferocious and bold king, AGINCOURT is as earthshaking as its subject--and confirms Juliet Barker's status as both a historian and a storyteller of the first rank.
  

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User Review  - Brian Morris - Goodreads

I enjoyed learning about the culture of chivalry during this time period, but the detail about the histories of all of the dukes, earls, and counts and how much they were paid and ransomed for was overwhelming much of the time. Read full review

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Contents

Preface
A Kings Apprenticeship
The Diplomatic Effort
He Who Desires Peace Let him Prepare for War
Of Money and
The Army Gathers
Fair Stood the Wind for France
Harfleur
The March To Calais
Crossing The Somme
The Eve Of Battle
Felas Lets Go
The Roll of the Dead
The Return of the King
The Rewards of Victory
Acknowledgements

Our Town Of Harfleur

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About the author (2008)

Juliet Barker is internationally recognized for her ability to combine groundbreaking scholarly research with a highly readable and accessible style. Best known for her prizewinning and best-selling book "The Bront?s" (1994), which was widely acclaimed as setting a new standard in literary biography, she is also an authority on medieval tournaments. Born in Yorkshire, she was educated at Bradford Girls? Grammar School and St Anne's College, Oxford, where she obtained a doctorate in medieval history. From 1983 to 1989 she was the curator and librarian of the Bront? Parsonage Museum. She has, for many years, been a frequent contributor to national and international television and radio as a historian and literary biographer, and has lectured in the United States and New Zealand. In 1999 she was one of the youngest-ever recipients of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters, awarded by the University of Bradford in recognition of her outstanding contribution to literary biography. She is married, with two children, and lives in the South Pennines.

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