Agincourt: The King, the Campaign, the Battle by Juliet Barker

By Juliet Barker

While Henry V and his ‘band of brothers’ defeated the assembled may well of French chivalry on a wet October day in 1415 it used to be a defining second in English historical past. The conflict of Agincourt turned a part of the nation’s self-image. for 6 centuries it's been celebrated because the triumph of the under-dog within the face of overwhelming odds, of self-discipline and backbone over conceitedness and egotism, of stout-hearted universal males over dissolute aristocrats. yet what's the fact at the back of the conflict upon which such a lot of legends were built?

In this landmark examine of Agincourt, prize-winning writer Juliet Barker attracts upon a massive diversity of assets, released and unpublished, English and French, to offer a compelling account of the conflict. yet she additionally appears to be like at the back of the motion at the box to color a portrait of the age, from the logistics of getting ready to release one of many largest invasion forces ever noticeable on the time to the dynamics of lifestyle in peace and conflict. She exhibits how the chivalry and piety which underpinned medieval society, and the contradictions inherent in attempting to uphold them, have been mirrored within the destiny of these stuck up within the brutal energy struggles of the interval. A mad king, murderous dukes, scheming bishops, knightly heroes, surgeons, heralds, spies and pirates, the tale of Agincourt has all of them.

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H ykso s king of Ava r is. His re ign ANT O N IU S, M ARC US (83- 311 IIC) (Mark Antony). Roman pol iu c ian a nd ge neral. H is firs t vis it to Egypt was as a cavalry co mm and I when A ulus Ga bi nius was in Alexa nd r ia to res to re Ptolemy X I( A uletes (57-54 BC). A nto nius then served wi th , or o n be ha lf o f, III rel ative lulius Caesa r in Gau l. Italy. and Greece . He was Caesui ' co lleag ue as co ns ul in 44 BC. an d followi ng his murde r, one o f thc 1''' litical he irs. :II tus ) and Marcus Ae m ilius Le pidu s , to res to re orde r to the Re puhh and und ert ouk the reorgani zat ion o f the easte rn part o f the emph An tonius me t Kleopatra V II at Tarsos in 4 1 BC.

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