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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.
- Background to the Campaign
- 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
- The Battlefield Today
Paperback; November 2001; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781841762326