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1-06-2015, 18:48

Conquest: The English Kingdom of France, 1417-1450

Conquest: The English Kingdom of France, 1417-1450
Author: Juliet Barker
Conquest: The English Kingdom of France, 1417-1450
Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674065603
Format: EPUB
Size: 3.1
Language: English
Pages: 512
For thirty dramatic years, England ruled a great swath of France at the point of the swordan all-but-forgotten episode in the Hundred Years War that Juliet Barker brings to vivid life in Conquest.
Following Agincourt, Henry Vs second invasion of France in 1417 launched a campaign that would place the crown of France on an English head. Buoyed by conquest, the English army seemed invincible. By the time of Henrys premature death in 1422, nearly all of northern France lay in his hands and the Valois heir to the throne had been disinherited. Only the appearance of a visionary peasant girl who claimed divine guidance, Joan of Arc, was able to halt the English advance, but not for long. Just six months after her death, Henrys young son was crowned in Paris as the firstand lastEnglish king of France.
Henry VIs kingdom endured for twenty years, but when he came of age he was not the leader his father had been. The dauphin whom Joan had crowned Charles VII would finally drive the English out of France. Barker recounts these stirring eventsthe epic battles and sieges, plots and betrayalsthrough a kaleidoscope of characters from John Talbot, the English Achilles, and John, duke of Bedford, regent of France, to brutal mercenaries, opportunistic freebooters, resourceful spies, and lovers torn apart by the conflict.

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