A definitive account of the iconic battle, uniquely structured over 24 hours of a single shocking day - a day that changed history
Agincourt was an astonishing clash of arms, a pivotal moment in the Hundred Years War and the history of warfare in general.
King Henry V’s exhausted troops were preparing for certain defeat as they faced a far larger French army. What was to take place in the following 24 hours, it seemed only the miraculous intervention of God could explain.
Interlacing eyewitness accounts, background chronicle and documentary sources with a new interpretation of the battle’s onset, acclaimed military historian Michael Jones takes the reader into the heart of this extraordinary feat of arms.
“A blow-by-blow account of one of our greatest military triumphs ... Michael Jones has reconstructed the battle in fascinating detail.”
“A convincing narrative of how and why Henry V turned his army into a band of brothers and won Agincourt against all odds.”
“Fascinating ... with eye-witness accounts from both sides, at every stage of the battle, this amounts to a brilliant history book’”
Historical Novel Society
“In his hour-by-hour account of the battle Michael Jones has created a vivid evocation”
“Jones succeeds admirably in presenting an absorbing and thorough account of this most iconic of medieval engagements ... accessible and authoritative.”
BBC History Magazine
“An immensely detailed yet highly compelling narrative of the battle”