Poitiers 1356: The Capture of a King by David NicollePoitiers 1356: The Capture of a King by David Nicolle

Poitiers 1356: The Capture of a King

byDavid NicolleIllustratorGraham Turner

Paperback | June 24, 2004

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Opsrey's examination of the Battle of Poitiers, which was fought between France and England in 1356. When Edward the Black Prince marched out of Gascony in August 1356, his plan was to carry out a large-scale destructive raid into the territory of the French King, John II. On 18 September, however, he was cornered south of Poitiers by a larger French army, and was left with little option but to fight. The ensuing battle proved an unmitigated disaster for the French. Their army was butchered and the King himself captured. In this volume, Dr David Nicolle details a campaign that enhanced the reputation of the Black Prince and led King John to catastrophe.
David Nicolle was born in 1944 and worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years. He went 'back to school,' gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has taught world and Islamic art and architectural history and written many books and articles on medie...
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Title:Poitiers 1356: The Capture of a KingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.73 × 7.19 × 0.17 inPublished:June 24, 2004Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841765163

ISBN - 13:9781841765167

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Table of Contents

Background to the campaign/Chronology/The opposing commanders/Opposing forces/Opposing plans/The campaign/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Further reading/Index