Agincourt by Juliet Barker
Henry V and the Battle That Made England

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Waged almost six centuries ago, the Battle of Agincourt still captivates. It is the classic underdog story, and generations have wondered how the English--outmanned by the French six to one--could have succeeded so bravely and brilliantly. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Juliet Barker paints a gripping narrative of the October 1415 clash between the outnumbered English archers and the heavily armored French knights. Populated with chivalrous heroes, dastardly spies, and a ferocious and bold king, AGINCOURT is as earthshaking as its subject--and confirms Juliet Barker's status as both a historian and a storyteller of the first rank.

About Juliet Barker

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Juliet Barker, author of Agincourt and other critically acclaimed works of history and biography, has a PhD in history from Oxford University and was for six years curator of the Brontë Parsonage Museum at Haworth. She has been involved with all recent research into the Brontës and has made many major new finds that are revealed for the first time in this book.
Published December 2, 2008 by Back Bay Books. 464 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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An unstable French monarch and rival factions of French noblemen wary of joining forces only strengthened Henry’s confidence.

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Barker, a British biographer (The Brontës ) and accomplished medievalist, brings an excellent synergy of academic and literary skills to this study of the 14

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A master of symbolism, he ingeniously played on English patriotism and religious faith to create the public image of a valiant and pious king hungry to restore English glory and humble before God.

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Agincourt: The King, the Campaign, the Battle by Juliet Barker 460pp, Little, Brown, £20 There is still a decade to go before the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt, but, unobtrusively amid the prevailing Trafalgar-mania, 2005 is proving to be something of a dress rehearsal.

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