The Fall of English France 1449–53

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The Fall of English France 1449–53

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Despite the great English victories at Crécy, Poitiers and Agincourt, the French eventually triumphed in the Hundred Years War. This book examines the last campaign of the war, covering the great battles at Formigny in 1450 and Castillon in 1453, both of which hold an interesting place in military history. The battle of Fornigny saw French cavalry defeat English archers in a reverse of those earlier English victories, while Castillon became the first great success for gunpowder artillery in fixed positions. Finally, the book explains how the seemingly unmartial King Charles VII of France all but drove the English into the sea, succeeding where so many of his predecessors had failed.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published 20 Feb 2012
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781849086165
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 42 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 241
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

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Graham Turner

Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, spec…

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