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Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England (original 2005; edition 2007)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 034911918X, Paperback)IN THIS LANDMARK STUDY OF AGINCOURT, THE AUTHOR DRAWS ON A HUGE RANGE OF SOURCES TO GIVE A COMPELLING ACCOUNT OF A BATTLE UPON WHICH SO MANY LEGENDS HAVE BEEN BUILT. BUT SHE ALSO LOOKS BEHIND THE ACTION ON THE FIELD TO PAINT A PORTRAIT OF THE AGE. A MAD KING, MURDEROUS DUKES, SCHEMING BISHOPS, KNIGHTLY HEROES, SURGEONS, HERALDS, SPIES AND PIRATES - THE STORY OF AGINCOURT HAS THEM ALL ON 25TH JUNE, 1950 THE INVASION OF SOUTH KOREA BY THE COMMUNIST NORTH LAUNCHED ONE OF THE BLOODIEST CONFLICTS OF THE LAST CENTURY. MAX HASTINGS DREW ON FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTS OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT ON BOTH SIDES TO PRODUCE THIS VIVID AND INCISIVE REASSESSMENT OF THE KOREAN WAR, BRINGING THE MILITARY AND HUMAN DIMENSIONS INTO SHARP FOCUS. CRITCALLY ACCLAIMED ON PUBLICATION, THE KOREAN WAR REMAINS THE BEST NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THIS CONFLICT.
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In this landmark study of Agincourt, Juliet Barker draws upon a huge range of sources to give a compelling account of the battle. But she also looks behind the action on the field to paint a portrait of the age, moving from the ambition of kings to the dynamics of daily life in peace and war.
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