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By Matthew Bennett

ISBN-10: 1855321327

ISBN-13: 9781855321328

Agincourt is likely one of the so much evocative names in English army historical past. Henry V's forces have been drained, hungry, and confronted a French military 3 to 6 occasions extra a number of. even if, they possessed numerous benefits, and English luck resulted from the combo of seriously armoured men-at-arms with troops armed with the notorious longbow the havoc this weapon wreaked used to be the most important. utilizing unique 15th century proof, together with the surviving French conflict plan and the money owed of guys found in either armies, this name discusses the lead-up to the conflict, the tactical inclinations of the 2 forces and the explanations for the final word English success.

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