Military History Books

Medieval History Books


Pen & Sword has established itself as a leading publisher of medieval military history. Battlefield guides, accounts of decisive battles and sieges, critical biographies of key commanders, and reissues of classic works of the medieval scholarship all feature in our list. And the coverage is not restricted to Britain – important books on the Crusades, the Mongols and warfare in medieval Japan are also part of our publishing programme.

Readers who have a passing interest in medieval warfare and those who have long been fascinated by the subject will all find books here that are stimulating reading.



Lawyer Stephen Cooper here presents the case for Agincourt to the court of historical opinion. It is an emotive and stirring subject, and Cooper does it justice in this clearly written account. This enjoyable book serves as a highly readable survey on the meaning of Agincourt, an event that will retain a high profile long after the 600th anniversary events have faded away.

BBC History Magazine - Oct 2014

Useful for the gamer for both general campaign ideas and points of historical departure, and also for more in-depth ideas that could easily translate to the tabletop for certain period events.

Miniature Wargames with Battlegames

Stephen discusses disputed and tantalising aspects of the battle of Agincourt, what went before, and after, at great length and in the most minute detail. To achieve this he has read, digested and summarised an amazing array of facts and opinion. He has consulted more than 70 primary sources and more than 180 books and articles. The result is a magnificent achievement: a triumph of research, writing and publication. I commend it to you. Thank you. Melvyn Jones

Author and Historian Melvyn Jones

A very readable book.

International Association of Cape Horners

A humorous and instructive guide to Elizabethan etiquette which should interest gentlemen of any century.

James Shapiro, author of 1599: A Year in the Life of Shakespeare