Orléans 1429

France turns the tide

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Orléans 1429

France turns the tide

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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.

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

Product details

Published 25 Nov 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841762326
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 81 b/w; 30 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 94
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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