Agincourt 1415

Triumph against the odds

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Agincourt 1415

Triumph against the odds

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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.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Battle/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Armies/The Agincourt Campaign/The Battle of Agincourt/The Outcome of the Battle/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming Agincourt

Product details

Published 23 May 1991
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855321328
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 66 b/w; 19 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 9
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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