The Agincourt War

A Military History of the Hundred Years War from 1369 to 1453

Alfred H. Burne

Date Published :
August 2014
Publisher :
Frontline Books
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781848327658
Pages : 360
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Henry V’s stunning victory at Agincourt was a pivotal battle of the Hundred Years War, reviving England's military fortunes and changing forever the course of European warfare.

In this exciting and readable account Colonel Burne recreates the years leading up to Agincourt and its bitter aftermath. He also puts the battle in the perspective of the other important, yet less well known, engagements of the war such as the battles of Verneuil and Fresnay. As with the battles, so with its commanders: Henry V is known to all, but Colonel Burne gives rightful honour to Talbot, Salisbury, Bedford, Chandos and many others. On the French side he details the parts played by Bertrand du Gueschlin and of course Joan of Arc.

Colonel Burne’s outstanding reconstruction of the war is written for layman and historian alike and conveys the drama that Agincourt and its heroes have always so vividly evoked. This new edition of a classic text includes a new introduction by Anne Curry, the world's leading authority on the battle of Agincourt.

About The Author

Alfred Higgins Burne was born in 1886. He was educated at Windsor School and the RMA Woolwich. He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1906 and won the D.S.O. In the First World War. He was involved in Cadet Training during the Second World War. He wrote nine important books on military history. Alfred Burne died in 1959.

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