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This is the story of one of the great battles of the Hundred Years War, often ignored in favour of its more celebrated siblings, Crecy and Agincourt. The victory at Poitiers by an English force outnumbered two-to-one, led by Edward the Black Prince on 19th September 1356 was one of the most significant of the Hundred Years War. The consequences of the battle resonated throughout the remainder of the century and influenced the war to its end in 1453. David Green has researched the battle and the raids that preceded it exhaustively and details the strategy, tactics, arms and armour used by both sides. He reconstructs the battle using an array of contemporary sources and discusses the protagonists, the siting, course and outcome of the encounter and considers the implications of the capture of King Jean II of France and many of the most important members of the French nobility.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752445939
ISBN-10: 0752445936
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 124mm x 10mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Tempus Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Green

David Green is Part-Time Lecturer in Medieval History at Trinity College, Dublin. His other books include The Black Prince also published by Tempus. He is currently writing The Hundred Years War: A People's History for Yale University Press. He lives in Dublin.

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