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  - Medievalgirl - LibraryThing

This was another of my 'essay reads' which has sat on my shelf for years but only started when needed for an assignment. I have not yet read the book in its entirety , but I am already engrossed. What ... Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

Detailed and well written account of the whole campaign around this most famous battle and its aftermath. The battle itself is only one 25 page chapter out of a nearly 400 page book, but the narrative ... 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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