"Jean de Croy had sworn a remarkable pact with 18 of his fellow knights: they would fight as a body and kill the English king, or die in the attempt. And so they did—launching themselves at the English line. Croy and all 18 of these knights were killed in fierce fighting, but not before they had got close enough to the king to strike repeated blows on his battle helmet, one of them severely damaging the crown that was welded to it—so that two of its rubies were smashed off." Michael Jones brings the iconic battle vividly to life, drawing on countless authentic eyewitness accounts to showcase both sides of the conflict in a panoramic tour-de-force.
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About the Author
Michael Jones is a writer, battlefield tour guide, and media presenter. He is a member of the British Commission for Military History and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of Bosworth 1485, the coauthor, with Philippa Gregory, of The Women of the Cousins' War, and the coauthor with Philippa Langley of The King's Grave: The Search for Richard III. He has discussed Agincourt on the History Channel series Warriors.