Orléans 1429: France turns the tide

Orl ans France turns the tide This Osprey title examines the crucial campaign which marked the turning point of the Hundred Years War In King Henry V of England invaded France and won an overwhelming victory at the

  • Title: Orléans 1429: France turns the tide
  • Author: David Nicolle
  • ISBN: 9781841762326
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback
  • This Osprey title examines the crucial campaign which marked the turning point of the Hundred Years War 1337 1453 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 Orl ans In this darkest hour, FrThis Osprey title examines the crucial campaign which marked the turning point of the Hundred Years War 1337 1453 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 Orl ans 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.

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  • David Nicolle

    Dr David C Nicolle born 4 April 1944 is a British historian specialising in the military history of the Middle Ages, with a particular interest in the Middle East.David Nicolle worked for BBC Arabic before getting his MA at SOAS, University of London He gained a PHD at the University of Edinburgh He lectured in World and Islamic art and architecture at Yarmouk University, Jordan He was also on the editorial board of the Medieval History Magazine.

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  • History can beat fiction sometimes with unbelievability, and the defeat of the English war effort in France under the pressure of a little girl and her armies truly was one of those times. David Nicolle does a great job introducing the precariousness of France's situation at this time; the progressive down-scaling of her armies, the financial decline of her tax system, the gradual enlargement of English and Burgundian territories. The war was by no means a David-Goliath story where the plucky En [...]


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