The victory at Poitiers by an English force outnumbered two-to-one, led by Edward the Black Prince on 19th September 1356 was one of the most significant of the Hundred Years War.
The consequences of the battle resonated throughout the remainder of the century and influenced the war to its end in 1453.
David Green has researched the battle and the raids that preceded it exhaustively and details the strategy, tactics, arms and armour used by both sides.
He reconstructs the battle using an array of contemporary sources and discusses the protagonists, the siting, course and outcome of the encounter and considers the implications of the capture of King Jean II of France and many of the most important members of the French nobility.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/04/2008
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780752445939
- Paperback / softback from £12.89