By Juliet Barker
While Henry V and his ‘band of brothers’ defeated the assembled may of French chivalry on a wet October day in 1415 it used to be a defining second in English heritage. 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 vanity 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examine of Agincourt, prize-winning writer Juliet Barker attracts upon an important variety of resources, released and unpublished, English and French, to offer a compelling account of the conflict. yet she additionally seems to be 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 obvious on the time to the dynamics of way of life 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 strength 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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