Encyclopedia of the Hundred Years War by John A. Wagner Ph.D.

By John A. Wagner Ph.D.

Provides transparent, concise, and simple descriptions and definitions to over 260 key humans, occasions, and phrases in terms of the sequence of conflicts among France and England within the 14th and fifteenth centuries that later got here to be referred to as the Hundred Years War.

The Encyclopedia of the Hundred Years battle offers its clients with transparent, concise, and simple descriptions and definitions of individuals, occasions, and phrases pertaining to in a few major strategy to the sequence of intermittent conflicts that happened among France and England within the fourteenth and 15th centuries, and that later got here to be identified jointly because the Hundred Years conflict. simply because this quantity focuses completely on warfare itself-what brought on it, the way it used to be fought, and what results it had at the political, social, financial, and cultural lifetime of England and France—it isn't a common evaluation of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century heritage in both nation, yet a really expert remedy of the Anglo-French struggle that happened in the course of these centuries. Entries disguise battles, leaders, truces and treaties, army phrases and strategies, and assets for the warfare, together with the performs of William Shakespeare, who has lengthy been a massive if now not regularly trustworthy resource for info in regards to the humans and occasions of the Hundred Years War.

The Encyclopedia was once written basically for college kids and different nonspecialists who've an interest-but little background-in this era of eu historical past. along with supplying a hugely usable source for quick having a look up names and phrases encountered in studying or in the course of learn, the Encyclopedia deals a good place to begin for school room or own study on matters when it comes to the path, reasons, and results of the Hundred Years struggle. All entries finish with prompt additional readings. A complete bibliography completes the encyclopedia, that is totally indexed.

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See also FRENCH CIVIL WAR. DON Further Reading: Burne, Alfred H. The Agincourt War. , 1999; Curry, Anne. Agincourt: A New History. Stroud, England: Tempus Publishing Limited, 2005; Hibbert, Christopher. Agincourt. London: Phoenix, 1995; Seward, Desmond. The Hundred Years War. New York: Penguin, 1999. AIDES. See TAXATION AND WAR FINANCE AIGUILLON, SIEGE OF (1346) Running from April to August 1346, the unsuccessful French siege of the Gascon town of Aiguillon seriously weakened the French military position throughout southwestern France.

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Arms with bodies of archers projecting French casualties were enormous, with slightly forward at the wings and in the gaps some estimates putting the number of dead between the battalions. The French formed at ten thousand. Among the slain were in two long lines of dismounted men-atConstable Charles d’Albret; three dukes, arms supported on the flanks and in the rear including John, duke of Alenc¸on, who at one by mounted cavalry. With neither army point had actually beaten Henry to his willing to attack, the two forces faced each knees; six counts; both brothers of Burother for several hours until Henry ordered gundy; 120 barons; and over 1,500 knights.

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