BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT


BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT

CHRISTOPHER HIBBERT    Book Number: 85610    Product format: Paperback

The famous historian's wonderfully concise account draws on the unusual number of contemporary sources available to historians to describe in lucid detail one of the greatest British military victories, the Battle of Agincourt. There can be few military victories so complete or achieved so much against such heavy odds as that one by Henry V on 25th October 1415 against Charles VI's army. In the words of one contemporary French chronicler, it was the 'Most disgraceful event that had ever happened to the Kingdom of France.' Hibbert describes not only what happened but how in this vivid reconstruction, a classic account of the crushing defeat of the French told in his very readable narrative style. "In 1407 the Duke of Orléans was murdered by agents of the Duke of Burgundy and the feuds which followed this terrible culmination of their quarrel crippled France for years to come and were an even greater encouragement to an English invasion than the incapacity of her demented king." Includes genealogical table of kings of France and England and the Retinue of King Henry V, eight pages of photos, 180 page paperback reprint of the 1964 original text.
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ISBN 9781472136428
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