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    DescriptionWhen Henry V and his 'band of brothers' defeated the assembled might of French chivalry on a rainy October day in 1415 it was a defining moment in English history. Against all the odds, 9,000 exhausted English men claimed victory from an army of 20,000 and for six centuries the battle of Agincourt has informed the nation's self-image and been celebrated as a triumph of the underdog. But what is the truth behind the battle upon which so many legends have been built? In this landmark study of Agincourt, prize-winning author Juliet Barker draws upon a huge range of sources to give a compelling account of the battle. But she also looks behind the action on the field to paint a portrait of the age, moving from the ambition of kings to the dynamics of daily life in peace and war. A mad king, murderous dukes, scheming bishops, knightly heroes, surgeons, heralds, spies and pirates; the story of Agincourt has them all.


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    Title
    Agincourt
    Subtitle
    The King, the Campaign, the Battle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Juliet Barker, Read by Elliot Cowan
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 1
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 138 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405503631
    ISBN 10: 1405503637
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    DC22: 944.025
    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 1DDF
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHDJ, JWLF
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Hachette Audio
    Publication date
    01 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Juliet Barker, the distinguished biographer of the Bronte sisters and Wordsworth, is a medievalist and scholar.
    Review quote
    ... a lively, stimulating account of this bloody day of battle. It is full of both serious research and entertaining gems. Barker makes the politics of the Hundred Years War lucidly comprehensible.' Erica Wagner, The Times 'History writ fine, overflowing with extraordinary details...a milestone in Agincourt studies' Independent 'She brings vividly to life scenes such as the ceremonial surrender of Harfleur at the outset of the campaign, or the extraordinary pageant mounted by the city of London to celebrate the victorious king's return.' Richard Barber, Literary Review 'Juliet Barker tells this story beautifully. If you buy just one book of history this year, choose this one. It will make a wonderful Christmas present for it is a handsome book, well illustrated, but above all, it is a great story and Juliet Barker has w