Orléans 1429

Orléans 1429

France turns the tide

Campaign 94
  • Author: David Nicolle
  • Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • Short code: CAM 94
  • Publication Date: 25 Nov 2001
  • ISBN: 9781841762326
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

In 1415 King Henry V of England invaded France and won an overwhelming victory at the Battle of Agincourt. Following his victory, the English conquered a large part of northern France, and by 1429 were besieging the city of Orléans. In this darkest hour, France's fortunes were transformed by the inspirational leadership of a young woman, Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc). Within four months the French had broken the siege and won a great victory at the battle of Patay over the previously invincible English. This book examines the crucial campaign which marked the turning point of the Hundred Years War.

Biographical Note

DAVID NICOLLE was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator Pat Nicolle. He worked in the BBC Arabic service before going 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a PhD from Edinburgh University. He later taught world and Islamic art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jordan. His numerous previous books for Osprey include Men-at-Arms 337: French Armies of the Hundred Years War and Campaign 71: Crécy 1346. GRAHAM TURNER is a leading artist for Osprey, specialising in the medieval period. Those titles he has already illustrated include Campaign 71: Crécy 1346, Men-at-Arms 310: German Medieval Armies 1000-1300, Men-at-Arms 317: Henry V and the Conquest of France 1416-53, Men-at-Arms 320: Armies of the Caliphates 862-1098 and Campaign 82 Edgehill 1642.


Background to the Campaign
Opposing Commanders
French: Joan of Arc, Richemont, Dunois, La Hire, De Xantrailles, Alençon
English: Sir William Glasdale, Earl of Suffolk, Talbot, Fastolf
Opposing Armies
Opposing Plans
The Campaign: the breaking of the siege of Orléans, English relieving army defeated at Patay
The Battlefield Today

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