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The Resource Agincourt : Henry V and the battle that made England, Juliet Barker

Agincourt : Henry V and the battle that made England, Juliet Barker

Label
Agincourt : Henry V and the battle that made England
Title
Agincourt
Title remainder
Henry V and the battle that made England
Statement of responsibility
Juliet Barker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Two armies face off across a sodden plateau in northeastern France, each waiting for the other to make the first move. On one side are the English, suffering from dysentery and starvation, their numbers devastated. Arrayed against them is a rested and well-fed French army, a sea of burnished armor and menacing weaponry primed to slaughter the foolish invaders. Nevertheless, the charismatic and brilliant English king, twenty-eight-year-old Henry V, defies conventional military wisdom and leads his "band of brothers" forward. His troops are outnumbered six to one." "What follows is one of the most remarkable battles in history, celebrated for almost six centuries as the classic triumph of the underdog in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Immortalized by Shakespeare and by contemporary historians, the battle of Agincourt has been embellished and edited by the quill of unbridled nationalism. Now, drawing on a wide range of primary sources and original research, medievalist Juliet Barker casts aside the myth and shows us the truth behind Henry's invasion of France and the showdown at Agincourt. She paints a narrative of the entire campaign, from the preparations to the reaping of the spoils. We are there in the English camps as common men struggle to secure buckles and laces with numb fingers; in the French front lines as petulant noblemen squabble over positions in the vanguard; and in the deep mud as heavily armed knights stumble and struggle under a barrage of arrows so thick and fast that it darkens the skies." "Barker also takes us beyond the battlefield to bring into focus the dynamics of medieval life in peace and war. We meet ordinary and extraordinary people such as Margaret Merssh, a female blacksmith who forges arms in the Tower of London; Lord Grey of Codnor, who pawns his own armor to pay his soldiers' wages; and Raoul de Gaucourt, the gallant French knight who surrenders himself into English custody simply because the code of chivalry compels him to do so."--BOOK JACKET. Also includes information on archers, armour, chivalry, coats of arms, gunpowder, heralds, horses, knights, men at arms, prisoners, ships, tournaments, Tower of London, wine, women, etc
Summary
An examination of the ongoing legacy of the Battle of Agincourt draws on a wide range of sources and refutes popular beliefs to offer insight into how the conflict's outnumbered English archers succeeded against more heavily armed French knights
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Writing style
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167853
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barker, Juliet R. V
Dewey number
944/.02542
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA256
LC item number
.B37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry
  • Agincourt, Battle of, Agincourt, France, 1415
  • Great Britain
  • France
Target audience
adult
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Henry V and the battle that made England
Label
Agincourt : Henry V and the battle that made England, Juliet Barker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [413]-423) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Road To Agincourt -- Aquitaine (English Gascony) -- The route of the Agincourt march -- The French royal succession and Edward III's claim to the throne of France -- The English royal line from Edward III -- The French royal line: the House of Valois -- Just rights and inheritances -- A king's apprenticeship -- A most Christian king -- The diplomatic effort -- Scots and plots -- "He who desires peace, let him prepare for war" -- Of money and men -- The army gathers -- The Agincourt Campaign -- The route of the Agincourt march -- "Fair stood the wind for France" -- Harfleur -- "Our town of Harfleur" -- The march to Calais -- Crossing the Somme -- The eve of battle -- "Felas, lets go!" -- The Aftermath Of Battle -- The roll of the dead -- The return of the king -- The rewards of victory
Control code
5459650
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiii, 445 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316015035
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006002034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780316015035
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm63277611
  • (Sirsi) i9780316015035
  • (OCoLC)63277611
Label
Agincourt : Henry V and the battle that made England, Juliet Barker
Publication
Note
Originally published: London, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [413]-423) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Road To Agincourt -- Aquitaine (English Gascony) -- The route of the Agincourt march -- The French royal succession and Edward III's claim to the throne of France -- The English royal line from Edward III -- The French royal line: the House of Valois -- Just rights and inheritances -- A king's apprenticeship -- A most Christian king -- The diplomatic effort -- Scots and plots -- "He who desires peace, let him prepare for war" -- Of money and men -- The army gathers -- The Agincourt Campaign -- The route of the Agincourt march -- "Fair stood the wind for France" -- Harfleur -- "Our town of Harfleur" -- The march to Calais -- Crossing the Somme -- The eve of battle -- "Felas, lets go!" -- The Aftermath Of Battle -- The roll of the dead -- The return of the king -- The rewards of victory
Control code
5459650
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiii, 445 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316015035
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006002034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780316015035
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm63277611
  • (Sirsi) i9780316015035
  • (OCoLC)63277611

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