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Agincourt : Henry V and the battle that made England

Author: Juliet R V Barker
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Co., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Back Bay pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Named Person: Henry, King of England; Henry, King of England
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet R V Barker
ISBN: 9780316015042 0316015040
OCLC Number: 174112831
Notes: "Originally published in the U.S. in hardcover by Little, Brown and Company, June 2006"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 445 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 21 cm
Contents: The Road To Agincourt --
Aquitaine (English Gascony) --
The route of the Agincourt march --
The French royal succession and Edward III's claim to the throne of France --
The English royal line from Edward III --
The French royal line: the House of Valois --
Just rights and inheritances --
A king's apprenticeship --
A most Christian king --
The diplomatic effort --
Scots and plots --
"He who desires peace, let him prepare for war" --
Of money and men --
The army gathers --
The Agincourt Campaign --
"Fair stood the wind for France" --
Harfleur --
"Our town of Harfleur" --
The march to Calais --
Crossing the Somme --
The eve of battle --
"Felas, lets go!" --
The Aftermath Of Battle --
The roll of the dead --
The return of the king --
The rewards of victory.
Responsibility: Juliet Barker.
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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"--Publisher description.

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