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By Anne Curry, Michael Hughes

The Hundred Years battle embraced struggle in all elements, from the grand set items of Crecy and Agincourt to the pillaged lands of the dispossessed inhabitants. What makes this ebook diversified from earlier experiences emphasising the nice battles is its use of much less popular facts, reminiscent of administrative files and panorama archaeology, to achieve a more true photo of the realities of medieval war. From a normal evaluation of conflict strategies, the publication turns to envision (at issues enlisting computing device research) a couple of matters: the composition of the English military, the administration of affairs in Aquitaine, the reaction in England at huge to the struggle and the resultant propaganda and complication, and the influence of war on neighborhood groups. shut examine of surviving artefacts - guns, fortifications - additionally permits life like tests of army and naval stories.

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It was a mobile version of the woods and hedges which the English archers had previously sought on the battlefield. 31 A. do Paço, 'The Battle of Aljubarrota', Antiquity, 27, 1963, pp. 26469 and pls. 38 & 39a. The pits are variable in length, depth and distance apart laterally, but might have been drawn up on the rule of thumb of a yard long, half-a-yard wide and a foot deep. Certainly, the rows seem to have been consistently ten feet apart. ) 32 B. Schnerb, 'La bataille rangée dans la tactique des armées bourguignonnes au début du 15e siècle: essai de synthèse'.

Schnerb, 'La bataille rangée dans la tactique des armées bourguignonnes au début du 15e siècle: essai de synthèse'. in Annales de Bourgogne, 71, 1989, pp. 532. 33 A. Attiya, The Crusade of Nicopolis (London, 1934), pp. 8297; Le livre des fais du bon messire Jehan Le Maingre, dit Bouciquaut, ed. D. Lalande (Geneva, 1985). Page 16 According to the Gesta Henrici Quinti this is how Henry ordered his archers to prepare stakes. As a result of information divulged by some prisoners, a rumour went round the army that enemy commanders had assigned certain bodies of knights, many hundreds strong and mounted on barded horses, to break the formation and resistance of our archers when they engaged us in battle.

153. ' (This translation is from P. Contamine, War in the Middle Ages, trans. M. Jones (Oxford, 1984) p. 9 Poitiers, 1356 (Hewitt's topography). to put it into effect at Poitiers, in 1356. His much larger force had caught up with Edward, Prince of Wales' chevauchée a few miles south of the city, where the English were trying to get their heavily-laden waggons of booty over the River Moisson. All accounts of the battle are very confusing. It seems to have been what would later be called 'a scrambling fight'.

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