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This book details the English army that Henry V led back into France in 1417 to conquer Normandy and again take the war to the French. In 1422 Henry died, and was succeeded by the nine-month-old Henry VI: by 1429 English fortunes were in decline, but more than 20 years of warfare would pass before the English were driven from France. This period of the war is often ignored in preference to the battles of Crécy, Poitiers and Agincourt but in fact is the decisive phase of the conflict. This title examines the army that fought these campaigns in detail looking at its composition, organisation, equipment and weaponry.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Paul Knight has researched and re-enacted the fifteenth century for many years. This book originated as his undergraduate dissertation. He has also completed a Masters degree at Lancaster University. Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specialising in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. The son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.

CONTENTS

Introduction Background Chronology Henry V's Army Organisation Arms and Armour The Campaigns Campaign Life Garrison Life Training In Battle The Navy Artillery The Plates

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Henry V and the Conquest of France 1416–53

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