Orleans 1429: France Turns the Tide

Orleans 1429: France Turns the Tide

by David Nicolle, Graham Turner
     
 

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This Osprey title examines the crucial campaign which marked the turning point of the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453). In 1415 King Henry V of England invaded France and won an overwhelming victory at the Battle of Agincourt. Following his victory, the English conquered a large part of northern France, and by 1429 were besieging the city of Orléans.

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This Osprey title examines the crucial campaign which marked the turning point of the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453). In 1415 King Henry V of England invaded France and won an overwhelming victory at the Battle of Agincourt. Following his victory, the English conquered a large part of northern France, and by 1429 were besieging the city of Orléans. In this darkest hour, France's fortunes were transformed by the inspirational leadership of a young woman, Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc). Within four months the French had broken the siege and won a great victory at the battle of Patay over the previously invincible English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841762326
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,318,480
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

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