Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England by Juliet Barker

By Juliet Barker

Waged virtually six centuries in the past, the conflict of Agincourt nonetheless captivates. it's the vintage underdog tale, and generations have questioned how the English--outmanned via the French six to one--could have succeeded so bravely and brilliantly. Drawing on quite a lot of resources, Juliet Barker paints a gripping narrative of the October 1415 conflict among the outnumbered English archers and the seriously armored French knights. Populated with chivalrous heroes, dastardly spies, and a ferocious and ambitious king, AGINCOURT is as earthshaking as its subject--and confirms Juliet Barker's prestige as either a historian and a storyteller of the 1st rank.

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