Arms, Armies and Fortifications in the Hundred Years War

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Anne Curry, Michael Hughes
Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 1999 - History - 264 pages
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The Hundred Years War embraced warfare in all aspects, from the grand set pieces of Crecy and Agincourt to the pillaged lands of the dispossessed population. What makes this book different from previous studies emphasising the great battles is its use of less familiar evidence, such as administrative records and landscape archaeology, to gain a truer picture of the realities of medieval warfare. From a general review of battle tactics, the book turns to examine (at points enlisting computer analysis) a number of issues: the composition of the English army, the management of affairs in Aquitaine, the response in England at large to the war and the consequent propaganda and hardship, and the impact of warfare on local communities. Close study of surviving artefacts weapons, fortifications also allows realistic assessments of military and naval experiences.Contributors: ANDREW AYTON, MATTHEW BENNETT, ANNE CURRY, IAN FRIEL, ROBERT HARDY, MICHAEL HUGHES, MICHAEL JONES, BRIAN KEMP, JOHN KENYON, MARK ORMROD, ROBERT SMITH, MALCOLM VALE.
  

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This great collection of essays examine a wide variety of topics. These include the composition of armies and tactics, the nature of fortifications, and the use of gunpowder weapons. They add more ... Read full review

Contents

The Development of Battle Tactics in the Hundred Years War
1
English Armies in the Fourteenth Century
21
English Armies in the Fifteenth Century
39
The War in Aquitaine
69
The Domestic Response to the Hundred Years War
83
War and FourteenthCentury France
103
The FourteenthCentury French Raids on Hampshire and the
121
Coastal Artillery Fortification in England in the Late Fourteenth
145
Myth and Interpretation
151
The Longbow
161
Winds of Change? Ships and the Hundred Years War
183
English Church Monuments during the Period of the Hundred
195
INDEX OF NAMES AND PLACES
213
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Professor of History and Dean of Faculty of Humanities University of Southampton

Hughes is an adjunct professor at East Central University in Ada, OK.

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