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Agincourt: A New History

Two armies assembled on a remarkably small field. One was led by the flower of the French royalty and nobility, the other by England's king. The French were fresh. The English were worn from weeks of battle and dysentery. Before news came to London about the outcome, many assumed the French would prevail and the English would lose any chance for the territories around Calais. Curry (medieval history, U. of Southampton) goes beyond the textbook versions of Agincourt, and details Henry's strategic acumen, use of technology, and ability to motivate men who should have been defeated almost before the first shout. She also explains how the confidence of the French worked against them, recounts the soldiers and materiel on both sides, and paces that remarkably small field to find new insights into this most significant of battles. Distributed in the US by Trafalgar Square Publishing. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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