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This is a big book about a little campaign. While forces in play were substantial the prize less so: captured Boulogne and some things on top of it, sold back for a pretty penny under peace treaty. The book is a rare bird because it is a narrative, day by day account of all talks, movements, clashes of kings and storms of swords. Diplomacy, supply, logistic, food - everything is covered in due time. The thing I loved most is an epic cloak and dagger part where the French destroyed the ...more
David Potter addresses the last of the Anglo-French military conflicts (a part of the Habsburg-Valois Wars) during the reigns of Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France which has received little attention by historians. He fully explores the origins of the last conflict, the campaigns, and the outcome of the war that involved England, France, and the Holy Roman Empire. This study, based on primary sources, is well worth reading if you are interested in conflict and diplomacy in early ...more