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Agincourt, 1415 Matthew Bennett

Agincourt, 1415 By Matthew Bennett

Agincourt, 1415 by Matthew Bennett

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At Agincourt, Henry V's army, starving and riddled with disease, defeated a French army at odds of more than three to one. The battle, described here in detail using recently discovered evidence, illustrated the dominant power of the English longbowman in Medieval warfare.

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Agincourt, 1415 by Matthew Bennett

Osprey's Campaign title for one of the most important campaigns of the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453). Agincourt is one of the most evocative names in English military history. Henry V's forces were tired, hungry, and faced a French army three to six times more numerous. However, they possessed several advantages, and English success resulted from the combination of heavily armoured men-at-arms with troops armed with the infamous longbow - the havoc this weapon wreaked was crucial. Using original fifteenth century evidence, including the surviving French battle plan and the accounts of men present in both armies, this title discusses the lead-up to the battle, the tactical dispositions of the two forces and the reasons for the ultimate English success.

About Matthew Bennett

Matthew Bennett MA, FSA, FRHistS, has been a senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst since 1984. He went to King's College London, completing a first degree in History and an MA in Medieval History. He co-wrote, with Nicholas Hooper, 'The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: The Middle Ages, 768-1487'. Matthew has also published many academic articles on chivalric and crusader warfare.

Table of Contents

Origins of the battle; the opposing commanders; the opposing armies; the Agincourt campaign; the battle of Agincourt; the outcome of the battle; the battlefield today; chronology.

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Agincourt, 1415 by Matthew Bennett
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