Agincourt

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Agincourt

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:29 pm

Sir Ranulph Fiennes. ISBN 978-1-444-79208 2014 Hodder & Stoughton.
Possibly the worst history of the battle I have ever read and a contender for the most boring book in world history.
About three quarters of way through, having explained how in various ways his ancestors basically created the nations of France and England we get to the campaign by which time I was ready to throw the book away.
Manfully I stayed with it to the end.
The only part I enjoyed was the appendix about the armour styles worn in 1415. It didn't inform me of anything new but it wasn't written by the self important ego maniac who wrote the rest of the book.
Avoid unless you require expensive toilet paper.


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