Agincourt - The King, The Campaign, The Battle

Juliet Barker

Verlag: Little, Brown, 2005
ISBN 10: 0316726486 / ISBN 13: 9780316726481
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2005. 460 pages. Signed by the author. Blue illustrated dust jacket with navy lettering over blue cloth. Colour illustrations throughout. Clean pages. Mild foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Signed by the Author on title page. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear to edges and corners. "Signed" sticker to front. Mild soiling to DJ. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Agincourt took place on 25 October 1415 and was a turning-point not only in the Hundred Years War between England and France but also in the history of weaponry. Azincourt (as it is now) is in the Pas-de-Calais, and the French were famously defeated by an army led by Henry V. Henry V's stunning victory revived England's military prestige and greatly strengthened his territorial claims in France. The exhausted English army of about 9,000 men was engaged by 20,000 Frenchmen, but the limited space of battle favoured the more compact English forces. The undisciplined charges of the French combined with the exceptional skill of the English archers contributed to a pivotal moment in European warfare. Not more than 1,600 English soldiers died; the French probably lost more than 6,000 men.

Juliet Barker's shimmeringly brilliant narrative commemorates and analyses a canonical battle in British history.

Rezension: ... a lively, stimulating account of this bloody day of battle. It is full of both serious research and entertaining gems. Barker makes the politics of the Hundred Years ( War lucidly comprehensible.')

Erica Wagner, The Times ( 'History writ fine, overflowing with extraordinary details...a milestone in Agincourt studies')

Independent ( 'She brings vividly to life scenes such as the ceremonial surrender of Harfleur at the outset of the campaign, or the extraordinary pageant mounted by the city of London to celebrate the victorious king's return.')

Richard Barber, Literary Review ( 'Juliet Barker tells this story beautifully. If you buy just one book of history this year, choose this one. It will make a wonderful Christmas present for it is a handsome book, well illustrated, but above all, it is a great story and Juliet Barker has w)

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Titel: Agincourt - The King, The Campaign, The ...
Verlag: Little, Brown
Erscheinungsdatum: 2005
Einband: Hardcover
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