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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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Tami
May 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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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Molly
Jan 05, 2009 added it
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.
Matilda Rose
May 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Jenkin Lloyd is chosen along with a group of other men and boys from his village to go into war against the French. This would later be known as the Battle of Agincourt..
Brayden
Nice way of destriding fighting dering medivle times
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Michael Andrew Cox was an English biographer, novelist and musician.
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