The battle of Poitiers was one of the most important battles of the first part of the Hundred Years' War between England and France. With an Anglo-Gascon army, the Black Prince carried out a large raid into the heart of France in the summer of 1356, causing King John of France to bring his superior forces south of the Loire. This book details their meeting at Poitiers, where after a hard fight the French were defeated. Large numbers of French were captured, including King John and his son the Dauphin. Poitiers confirmed the Black Prince's military reputation, as well as that of the English.Über den Autor:
David Nicolle was born in 1944 and worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years. He went 'back to school,' gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has taught world and Islamic art and architectural history and written many books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare. David has written many titles for Osprey, and currently lives and works in Leicestershire, UK. Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specialising in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. The son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.
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