The Resource Agincourt : the King, the campaign, the battle, Juliet Barker

Agincourt : the King, the campaign, the battle, Juliet Barker

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Agincourt : the King, the campaign, the battle
Title
Agincourt
Title remainder
the King, the campaign, the battle
Statement of responsibility
Juliet Barker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When 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. The battle of Agincourt became part of the nation's self-image. For six centuries it has been celebrated as a triumph of the underdog in the face of overwhelming odds, of discipline and determination over arrogance and egotism, of stout-hearted common men over dissolute aristocrats. But what is the truth behind the battle upon which so many legends have been built?" "In this landmark study of Agincourt, author Juliet Barker draws upon a huge range of sources, published and unpublished, to give an account of the battle. But she also looks behind the action on the field to paint a portrait of the age, from the logistics of preparing to launch one of the biggest invasion forces ever seen at the time to the dynamics of daily life in peace and war. She shows how the chivalry and piety that underpinned medieval society, and the contradictions inherent in trying to uphold them, were reflected in the fate of those caught up in the brutal power struggles of the period. A mad king, murderous dukes, scheming bishops, knightly heroes, surgeons, heralds, spies and pirates: the story of Agincourt has them all."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
BNB
Dewey number
942.042
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DA256
LC item number
.B37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Agincourt : the King, the campaign, the battle, Juliet Barker
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
10519096
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
xvii, 460 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780316726481
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005482147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map., portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NE107067
  • (OCoLC)61259647
  • (Uk)013379159
  • (BNAtoc)B8758106

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