Agincourt 1415: Triumph against the odds – Osprey

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Agincourt 1415Agincourt 1415: Triumph against the odds – Osprey Campaign Series

Author – Matthew Bennett


Osprey’s Campaign 9,  title for one of the most important campaigns of the Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453). Agincourt is one of the most evocative names in English military history. Henry V’s forces were tired, hungry, and faced a French army three to six times more numerous. However, they possessed several advantages, and English success resulted from the combination of heavily armoured men-at-arms with troops armed with the infamous longbow – the havoc this weapon wreaked was crucial. Using original fifteenth century evidence, including the surviving French battle plan and the accounts of men present in both armies, this title discusses the lead-up to the battle, the tactical dispositions of the two forces and the reasons for the ultimate English success.

Lots of great maps of the battle.

Condition

Very good but the original owners name is written on the upper right hand corner of the cover.