My Story: A Hail of Arrows: Jenkin Lloyd, Agincourt, France 1415 by Michael CoxMy Story: A Hail of Arrows: Jenkin Lloyd, Agincourt, France 1415 by Michael Cox

My Story: A Hail of Arrows: Jenkin Lloyd, Agincourt, France 1415

byMichael CoxOtherScholastic

Paperback | March 1, 2009

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A defining battle in the Hundred Years War, through the eyes of one of its soldiers - a fourteen-year-old boy.

At his father's deathbed, 14-year-old Jenkin Lloyd is bestowed with one last gift, his father's most prized possession - a longbow that has been passed down from father to son for generations. When Jenkin becomes one of thousands of Welsh boys sent to help King Henry V of England claim Agincourt, a part of France, he strives to honour the skill and power of this weapon, as his father has done before him.

While remaining historically accurate, A Hail of Arrows captures the sights and sounds and emotions felt by a group of boys who were sent into an impossible battle by a vengeful king. Outnumbered by the French, weakened by starvation and dysentery, these teenage archers were key in pulling off an amazing victory against overwhelming odds.

Michael Cox was born on August 30 1948 in Northamptonshire, England. In 1989 he started work at the Oxford University Press. In 1983, Cox published his first book, a biography M. R. James, a Victorian ghost story writer. Between 1983 and 1997 he compiled and edited several anthologies of Victorian short stories for Oxford University Pr...
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Title:My Story: A Hail of Arrows: Jenkin Lloyd, Agincourt, France 1415Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6.98 × 5.02 × 0.46 inPublished:March 1, 2009Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545990408

ISBN - 13:9780545990400

Appropriate for ages: 9

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