When Henry V and his 'band of brothers' defeated the assembled might of French chivalry on a rainy October day in 1415, it was a defining moment in English history. Against all the odds, 9,000 exhausted English men claimed victory from an army of 20,000 and for six centuries the battle of Agincourt has informed the nation's self-image and been celebrated as a triumph of the underdog. But what is the truth behind the battle upon which so many legends have been built? In this landmark study of Agincourt, author Juliet Barker draws upon a huge range of sources to give a compelling account of the battle. But she also looks behind the action on the field to paint a portrait of the age, moving from the ambition of kings to the dynamics of daily life in peace and war.
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Juliet Barker, the distinguished biographer of the Bronte sisters and Wordsworth, is a medievalist and scholar.Review :
History writ fine, overflowing with extraordinary details ... a milestone in Agincourt studies -- Erica Wagner The Times She brings vividly to life scenes such as the ceremonial surrender of Harfleur at the outset of the campaign, or the extraordinary pageant mounted by the city of London to celebrate the victorious king's return Independent Juliet Barker tells this story beautifully. If you buy just one book of history this year, choose this one. It will make a wonderful Christmas present for it is a handsome book, well illustrated, but above all, it is a great story Literary Review
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Description du livre TIME WARNER BOOKS UK, 2005. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110316726486
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Description du livre TIME WARNER BOOKS UK, 2005. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0316726486