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The Agincourt War (ePub)

A Military History of the Hundred Years War from 1369 to 1453

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By Alfred H Burne
Frontline Books
File Size: 2.7 MB (.epub)
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781473838307
Published: 30th June 2014


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Henry V's stunning victory at Agincourt was a pivotal battle of the Hundred Years War, reviving England's military fortunes and changing forever the course of European warfare.

In this exciting and readable account Colonel Burne recreates the years leading up to Agincourt and its bitter aftermath. He also puts the battle in the perspective of the other important, yet less well known, engagements of the war such as the battles of Verneuil and Fresnay. As with the battles, so with its commanders: Henry V is known to all, but Colonel Burne gives rightful honour to Talbot, Salisbury, Bedford, Chandos and many others. On the French side he details the parts played by Bertrand du Gueschlin and of course Joan of Arc.

Colonel Burne's outstanding reconstruction of the war is written for layman and historian alike and conveys the drama that Agincourt and its heroes have always so vividly evoked. This new edition of a classic text includes a new introduction by Anne Curry, the world's leading authority on the battle of Agincourt.

[A] key text in the historiography of medieval warfare and as such will retain its importance for a long while to come.

Medieval Warfare, Vol V Issue 5

A great book.

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The author has put the Battle of Agincourt into perspective against other important, if less well known, battles and engagements, providing also a greater depth to his presentation of the war than other authors have. The reader will come away from this book with a new understanding of how the armies fought and why the fortunes of war fell as they did. ... The great achievement of the author is to present his careful research and compelling arguments in a manner that is both satisfying to the historian, without reducing the attraction to the layman.


About Alfred H Burne

Alfred Higgins Burne (1886–1959) was a soldier and military historian. He was a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and Military Editor of Chambers Encyclopedia from 1938 to 1957 and became an authority on the history of land warfare.

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