The Hundred Years War between England and France began in 1337 with Edward III's claim to the throne of France. The tumultuous years that followed witnessed some of the greatest battles in history: Crecy, Poitiers, Agincourt. Although the English leaders - Edward III, the Black Prince and Henry V - fought valiantly, often achieving amazing victories against the odds, it was the French who won the war. Here, together for the first time, are A.H. Burne's books on this colourful period, "The Crecy War" and "The Agincourt War". Acclaimed as "one of the best military historians", Burne draws on original sources plus what he calls "I.M.P", the "inherent military probability" of an action, in his analysis of strategy. Alongside the vivid description of individual campaigns, he introduces some of England's most celebrated historical figures, including Harry the King, Warwick, Salisbury, Chandos and the peerless Talbot, as well as famous French warriors, such as Bertrand de Guesclin, La Hire and Joan of Arc.
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Alfred H Burne was described by Sir Arthur Bryant as 'one of the most distinguished living authorities on the history of land warfare and one of its finest teachers'. Burne also wrote THE BATTLEFIELDS OF ENGLAND which is published in Penguin Classic Military History. The accomplished actor and author of THE LONGBOW, Robert Hardy, provides the Introduction to this edition.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141391154