Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England

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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  - motortmech - LibraryThing

After reading historical fiction novel of the same name by Bernard Cornwell, I felt it prudent to learn the true story and events of the amazing battle that took place in 1415. This answered every ... Read full review

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User Review  - yeremenko - LibraryThing

A fine book. It does a wondereful job in introducing the people involved and the way they thought. Barker patiently sets the scene for the famous battle. She strikes a perfect balance between personal stories of protagonists and the broad view of history. Read full review

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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