Shrewsbury 1403

Struggle for a Fragile Crown

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Shrewsbury 1403

Struggle for a Fragile Crown

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The battle of Shrewsbury in 1403 is one of the most important battles in English history. King Henry IV faced his erstwhile ally Henry Percy Earl of Northumberland in a bloody contest on a field outside the Shropshire town of Shrewsbury where two English armies, well-matched, and fighting with similar equipment and tactics, struggled in an archery duel in which the arrows "fell like leaves in Autumn," before the battle was ultimately decided in close quarter hand-to-hand combat. With his victory, Henry IV secured the Lancastrian hold on the kingdom and demonstrated the right of his bloodline to the throne.

Using full-color artwork and specially commissioned battlefield maps and illustrations, this is the fascinating story of the battle without which the reign of Henry V, his wars and glorious victories against the French, and the later disastrous reign of Henry VI and subsequent Wars of the Roses could not have happened.

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index

Product details

Published Nov 21 2017
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472826800
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 316
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Graham Turner

Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, spec…

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