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Agincourt 1415: Triumph against the odds (Campaign #9) (Paperback)

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Osprey's Campaign title for one of the most important campaigns of the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453). 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.

About the Author

Matthew Bennett is in the Defence and International Affairs Department, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781855321328
ISBN-10: 1855321327
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: May 23rd, 1991
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Campaign