Editorial Reviews. Review. Juliet Barker tells this story beautifully. If you buy just one book of history this year, choose this one. It will make a wonderful. Editions. UK: Agincourt: The King, the Campaign, the Battle Little, Brown, ISBN: Abacus, ISBN: Audiobook. The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir Agincourt by Juliet Barker The Plantagenets by Dan Jones Richard the Third by Paul Murray Kendall She- Wolves by.

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If the print version has maps, it would definitely be a five star book, but the Kindle version is a four star book for the lack of maps. This book is well written and well researched.

Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England by Juliet Barker

No trivia or quizzes yet. Sep 05, Jeanette rated it really liked it. Mar 19, Bill Rogers rated it it was amazing. Henry V endured the removal of an arrow from his face due to the skill of a medieval surgeon. To my delight she d Dan Carlin, the voice of Hardcore History, often says, “History is better than fiction.

It was not to be, however. The battle occurred on Friday 25 October Saint Crispin’s Dayin northern F Now I will disgust many historical readers by saying the Bernard Cornwell’s version is much to be preferred – at least it kept one wide awake, whilst this dry, scholarly, erudite rendition that is read so soporifically means the mind keeps wandering into sheep-counting.

The author shows that there was clearly antipathy between these two.

Books by Juliet Barker. Henry V was a very complex man with many abilities and skills. I bought the book to learn how Henry was able to win the battle of Agincourt, and I wgincourt learn that through this book. Furthermore, it’s fabulous to see a woman writing in this field.

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The French King had periodic bouts of insanity so Duke Louis ran the government while helping himself to the French treasury. There is still a decade to go before the th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt, but, unobtrusively amid the prevailing Trafalgar-mania, is proving to be something of a dress rehearsal. Be smart, judge this one on its subtitlebecause if you’re after what Henry V did to win not just the battle but the campaign, then this is certainly the right book.

Even as Barker describes Henry V’s world with rich detail, she keeps us moving forward in an easily readable book that is expertly written. The Best Books of Description Agincourt took place on 25 October and was a turning-point not only in the Hundred Years War between England and France but also in the history of weaponry.


Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Barker born is a British historian, specialising in the Middle Ages and literary biography. We see the amounts agincout supplies and who Going to war against France, whose king periodically believed himself to have been made of glass, may not have been exactly sporting but does show something of the character of Henry V of England would as Barker tells us in this book had been shot in the face by an arrow at the agiincourt of Shrewsbury, the wound was packed out much as large wounds are today until it healed.

I absolutely couldn’t put this one down. Even if you decide to skim over some of this information you’ll still get a good idea how wars were financed in that era. Barker’s insistence on disagreeing with recent historians of the period, without givin While ‘Agincourt’ is clearly a well-researched work, Juliet Barker breaks little new ground. It is probably the best researched and written book on Agincourt that I have come across. For example, the author brought to life the personal relationship between Henry V and his 1 year younger brother Thomas, Duke of Clarence.

This is great history. Henry V endured the removal of an arrow from his face due to the skill of a m This is a fascinating book.

A detailed account of the preparations, execution and aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt, the battle that made England Henry V, son of the usurper Henry IV, made two promises: But overall a good picture of a complicated event in an even more complicated war. Here, the amount of details is just right to get a sense of the grit, dirt, suffering, but also, dare I write it, glory of the battle itself.

By this, he had made himself a hostage to fortune, and by not living up to his promises this would be used as an excuse for every sort of opposition. The battle itself was won against all odds. To view it, click here. You may even learn how some of our modern sayings had their origins during the medieval period. Richardson rated it really liked it.

The photographs of art, artifacts, equipment, jewelry and tombs included in the middle of the book; those were fabulous. A great non-fiction book bringing the Battle of Agincourt to vivid life, telling the story of Henry V’s buildup to that fated day in when the English miraculously snatched victory from the jaws of defeat outside the village of Azincourt.

Good history tells you why. I most certainly would encourage any reader of History to read this book, regardless of personal era of history that one has over the other.


The story is well told, with facts and figures in the right places, concentration on the correct characters Raoul de Gaucourt, who, still suffering from the dysentery which had afflicted him at the siege of Harfleur, gave himself up as a prisoner of Henry at the appointed dateetc, but questions remain unanswered in this work as to Henry’s risking the lives of his 6, men against a much larger and fitter French force.

Barker’s descriptions of England, Normandy, the Siege of Harfleur, Henry’s route, and, of course, the main event would have been far better served with them. Return to Book Page. As the author detailed all the planning necessary to wage war I had to marvel at the young King’s abilities. A mad king, murderous dukes, scheming bishops, knightly heroes, surgeons, heralds, spies and pirates: Prince Henry wanted to weaken France by siding with Burgundy; which would make his goal of recovering his stolen lands in France one step closer.

This is one of those books for me personally that I did not want to conclude.

Barker takes the reader through the passages of time that led up to the Battle of Agincourt; along the way she provides a description of medieval processes of making bows, arrows, gun powder, cannon, food stores, and other such related activities that reflected to me the acquisition process of the era and the challenges that had to be overcome in cross channel movement of all the forces under King Henry V command.

In this landmark study of Agincourt, prize-winning author Juliet Barker draws upon a huge range of sources, published and unpublished, English and French, to give a compelling account of the battle.

However, some more features would have I really wanted to give this book five stars. The author is quite skillful at presenting facts in great detail while remaining concise and to the point. I’d definitely recommend this, especially if – like me – you’re new to the period. Juliet Barker’s writing is engaging and detailed and she does an admirable job dispelling some of the more prevalent myths surrounding the battle and its aftermath.

For all its significance, English rule in northern France would prove to be a short-lived aberration, as futile as the Frankish footholds in the Outremer.

The earliest shapes were bell like which explains the early development and strange looks of cannon made of brass and bronze.