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Agincourt by Juliet Barker
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Sep 30, 08

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Read in September, 2008

This is a well researched book, and I learned much more about 15th century chivalry than I expected. Barker provides ample detail from contemporary sources, usually presenting the reader with the range of accounts provided at the time as well as what the "received" understanding is today. Occasionally, she asserts her own opinion in contrast to general opinion.
I bought the book to learn how Henry was able to win the battle of Agincourt, and I did learn that through this book. My only criticism is that while from time to time I found myself skimming past the abundant detail about, say, which French nobles fetched how much ransom, the chronology of the actual battle was not nearly as detailed as I had hoped.
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