French Armies of the Hundred Years War by David Nicolle (2000)


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Publisher’s Statement: The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries were a time of great upheaval for medieval France. In 1328 the Capetian line came to an end. This was the trigger for the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) as successive English kings attempted to uphold their claim to the French throne. Catastrophic defeats at Crécy and Poitiers shook the French kingdom to its core. A period of respite followed under Bertrand du Guesclin, but an even more devastating assault was to follow, under the warrior-king par excellence Henry V, and the French disintegration continued until 1429. This book details how the French began a recovery, partly triggered by the young visionary Joan of Arc, that would end with them as the major European military power.

Note: Part of the “Men-at-Arms” series this highly illustrated book (illustrations by Angus McBride) emphasizes armor and weaponry as well as military strategy.

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  1. Great for costume planning and re-enactments. Lots of details and pictures about armor and weaponry of the era. Loaded with enough pictures so that younger audiences can enjoy browsing, enough text to engage adults.

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