Agincourt 1415: Triumph against the odds by Matthew BennettAgincourt 1415: Triumph against the odds by Matthew Bennett

Agincourt 1415: Triumph against the odds

byMatthew Bennett

Paperback | May 23, 1991

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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.
Matthew Bennett MA, FSA, FRHistS, has been a senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst since 1984. He went to King's College London, completing a first degree in History and an MA in Medieval History. He co-wrote, with Nicholas Hooper, 'The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: The Middle Ages, 768-1487'. Matthew has al...
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Title:Agincourt 1415: Triumph against the oddsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.71 × 7.25 × 0.19 inPublished:May 23, 1991Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1855321327

ISBN - 13:9781855321328

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Table of Contents

Origins of the Battle/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Armies/The Agincourt Campaign/The Battle of Agincourt/The Outcome of the Battle/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming Agincourt