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.
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Table of Contents
Background to the Campaign/Chronology/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/Aftermath/Bibliography/The Battlefield Today/Index