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Agincourt

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:59 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Juliet Barker, Abacus Books 2005 ISBN 13: 978-0-349-11918-2. I really enjoyed it, though I still believe that the battle actually ended up delaying the military progress of the English. Cannon are the future man.

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:56 pm
by craig1459
When you look what the Hussites were doing in Bohemia at the same time...
(apart from burning people of course :wink: )

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:02 pm
by MJ
Except those Hussites at Agincourt. :lol:

Tis a good book though. Have read it through twice.

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:13 pm
by craig1459
MJ wrote:Except those Hussites at Agincourt. :lol:
Yeah - I've read that Zizka was at Agincourt but it sounded a bit fanciful. Is there truth in this?

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:29 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
I can't see it meself. The affair was pretty well documented, the English didn't call upon many mercenaries and the French sent their ones home (which was a shame for them because they were mainly fine Italian crossbowmen). There are Dutch and Flemish names and some that might be German listed as master gunners though so maybe he sneaked in under an alias. I though he was busy doing eastern eurpoean cavalry stuff at this time though.