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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP CAM94
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Author: David Nicolle
Illustrator: Graham Turner

About this book
In 1415 King Henry V of England invaded France and won an overwhelming victory at the Battle of Agincourt. Following his victory, the English conquered a large part of northern France, and by 1429 were besieging the city of Orleans. In this darkest hour, France's fortunes were transformed by the inspirational leadership of a young woman, Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc). Within four months the French had broken the siege and won a great victory at the battle of Patay over the previously invincible English. This book examines the crucial campaign which marked the turning point of the Hundred Years War.

Contents
  • Background to the Campaign
  • Chronology
  • Opposing Commanders
  • French: Joan of Arc, Richemont, Dunois, La Hire, De Xantrailles, Alencon
  • English: Sir William Glasdale, Earl of Suffolk, Talbot, Fastolf
  • Opposing Armies
  • Opposing Plans
  • The Campaign: the breaking of the siege of Orleans, English relieving army defeated at Patay
  • Aftermath
  • Bibliography
  • The Battlefield Today
  • Index
Paperback; November 2001; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781841762326







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