Agincourt

Agincourt

The Fight for France

Book - 2015 | First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
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On 25th October 1415, on a French hillside near the village of Agincourt, four men sheltered from the rain and prepared for battle. All four were English knights ancestors of Sir Ranulph Fiennes and part of the army of England's King Henry V. Across the valley, four sons of the French arm of the Fiennes family were confident that the Dauphin's army would win the day . . . Sir Ranulph Fiennes explains how his own ancestors were key players through the centuries of turbulent Anglo-French history that led up to Agincourt, and he uses his experience as expedition leader and soldier to give us a fresh perspective on one of the bloodiest periods of medieval history. With fascinating detail on the battle plans, weaponry, and human drama of Agincourt, this is a gripping evocation of a historical event integral to English identity. Six hundred years after the Battle of Agincourt, Sir Ranulph Fiennes casts new light on this epic event that has resonated throughout British and French history."
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2015.
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781605989150
1605989150
Branch Call Number: 944.0254 FIENNES
Characteristics: vii, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map, genealogical tables ; 24 cm

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May 15, 2017

This is one of the finest books I've read of the non-fiction variety; I might also say it's one of the best books I've ever read in any genre. With this book, a clinching understanding of French and English Monarchy will be given. You'll come to understand just why military, monarchy, and politics have truly shaped the past through the present and on to the future.

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