Agincourt

Agincourt

by Christopher Hibbert
     
 

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Few victories have been so complete, or achieved against such heavy odds, as that won by Henry V (1387-1422), king of England, against the army of the French sovereign Charles V1 (1368-1422) at the small French village of Agincourt on October 14, 1415. Distinguished historian Christopher Hibbert explores how the English accomplished such a feat of arms, from

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Few victories have been so complete, or achieved against such heavy odds, as that won by Henry V (1387-1422), king of England, against the army of the French sovereign Charles V1 (1368-1422) at the small French village of Agincourt on October 14, 1415. Distinguished historian Christopher Hibbert explores how the English accomplished such a feat of arms, from superior weaponry and fighting strategy to Henry V's inspired leadership. Agincourt is illustrated with fifteenth-century illuminations, paintings, and drawings.

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New Statesman
An elegant history. Agincourt includes excellent illustrations and maps; quotations from Shakespeare; lists of King Henry V's retinue; the texts of the challenge to the Dauphin; his severe but suppositious ordinances of war; and so forth. Hibbert shows the brutalities and limitations of the campaign so vividly that his conclusion comes as a shock.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780900075292
Publisher:
Windrush Press, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.45(d)

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