French Armies of the Hundred Years War (Men-at-Arms) (Paperback)

French Armies of the Hundred Years War (Men-at-Arms) By David Nicolle, Angus McBride (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Nicolle, Angus McBride (Illustrator)
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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 Crécy 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.

About the Author


David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Medieval Studies, Nottingham University. He is the author of over a dozen books on medieval military history.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781855327108
ISBN-10: 1855327104
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: February 15th, 2000
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms