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Agincourt : Jenkin Lloyd, France, 1415 (My Story: Boys)

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Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 17th 2003 by Scholastic
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Jenkin Lloyd is fourteen. He’s the son of a welsh farmer. On his deathbed, Jenkin’s father gave the boy his beloved bow and told him to earn the honour.

Not long after, in 1415, Jenkin and five other boys from the village were sent off to war. They were to serve as archers for King Henry V in his latest skirmish with Charles VI of France. History would collectively call these battles the Hundred Year War.

A Hail of Arrows is part of the My Story series at Scholastic. These well written books tel
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This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents. I find today's generations seem to recall more when they learn through other people (pop songs, celebrity gossip, etc.), so what better way to teach history than through someone else's perspective? Yes, "authentic" diaries would be "better", but would the language really hold the modern student's attention? Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history? Probably not.
Nice way of destriding fighting dering medivle times
really good but sad
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Michael Andrew Cox was an English biographer, novelist and musician.
He also held the position of Senior Commissioning Editor of reference books for Oxford University Press.
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