Agincourt 1415: A Tourist's Guide to the Campaign

Agincourt 1415: A Tourist's Guide to the Campaign

by Anne Curry, Peter Hoskins


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Henry V’s English army triumphed over the French at Agincourt in northern France on 25 October 1415 in one of the defining battles of the Hundred Years War. Six hundred years later this famous event still excites passionate interest and provokes controversy, yet there are no up-to-date guides to the 1415 campaign, the battle itself and the aftermath. That is why the publication of this practical and authoritative guidebook by Peter Hoskins and Anne Curry is so timely.

As well as writing a graphic narrative of the entire campaign, based on the most recent scholarship and research, they take the motorist, cyclist and walker along the route of Henry’s army. The itinerary is divided into five tours which culminate in a vivid reconstruction of the Agincourt battle and a detailed guide to the battlefield. Important buildings and sites along the way are described, there are sketch maps showing the route of the English army, and town plans overlaid with details of the medieval defenses and monuments.

The book is a mine of fascinating historical information. It will be an essential traveling companion for readers who are interested in medieval history and warfare, the Hundred Years War and the extraordinary career of Henry V.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783831579
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 02/19/2015
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 989,130
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Professor of History and Dean of Faculty of Humanities University of Southampton

Peter Hoskins is a former RAF pilot who writes, lectures and gives battlefield tours. His highly praised previous books In the Steps of the Black Prince: The Road to Poitiers, 1355-1356, Agincourt 1415 and Crecy 1346 have established his reputation as an authority on the Hundred Years War.

Table of Contents

Preface 6

Acknowledgements 8

Advice for Tourists 9

Henry V and the Hundred Years War 18

Tour 1 Le Havre and the Siege of Harflcur 37

Tour 2 Harfleur to Abbeville 59

Tour 3 Abbeville to Peronne 92

Tour 4 Péronne to Calais via Agincourt 124

Tour 5 The Battlefield 156

Further Reading 187

Index 189

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