French Armies of the Hundred Years War Paperback
Illustrated by Angus McBride
Part of the Men-at-Arms series
The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries were a time of great upheaval for medieval France.
In 1328 the Capetian line came to an end. This was the trigger for the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) as successive English kings attempted to uphold their claim to the French throne.
Catastrophic defeats at Crecy and Poitiers shook the French kingdom to its core.
A period of respite followed under Bertrand du Guesclin, but an even more devastating assault was to follow, under the warrior-king par excellence Henry V, and the French disintegration continued until 1429.
This book details how the French began a recovery, partly triggered by the young visionary Joan of Arc, that would end with them as the major European military power.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 48 pages, colour and b&w illustrations, b&w photographs
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 15/02/2000
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781855327108