Orleans 1429: France Turns the Tide (Praeger Illustrated Military History Series)

Orleans 1429: France Turns the Tide (Praeger Illustrated Military History Series)

by David Nicolle

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Orleans 1429: France Turns the Tide (Praeger Illustrated Military History Series) by David Nicolle

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 Orleans. 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.

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 Orleans. In this darkest hour, France's fortunes were transformed by the inspirational leadership of a young woman, Jeanne d'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. This book examines the crucial campaign that marked the turning point of the Hundred Years War, and that began the legend of Joan of Arc.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275988630
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/28/2005
Series: Praeger Illustrated Military History Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

DAVID NICOLLE worked in the BBC's Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years.

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