By Juliet Barker
While Henry V and his ‘band of brothers’ defeated the assembled may possibly of French chivalry on a wet October day in 1415 it was once a defining second in English historical past. The conflict of Agincourt turned a part of the nation’s self-image. for 6 centuries it's been celebrated because the triumph of the under-dog within the face of overwhelming odds, of self-discipline and resolution over conceitedness and egotism, of stout-hearted universal males over dissolute aristocrats. yet what's the fact in the back of the conflict upon which such a lot of legends were built?
In this landmark research of Agincourt, prize-winning writer Juliet Barker attracts upon an incredible variety of assets, released and unpublished, English and French, to offer a compelling account of the conflict. yet she additionally appears in the back of the motion at the box to color a portrait of the age, from the logistics of getting ready to release one of many greatest invasion forces ever visible on the time to the dynamics of lifestyle in peace and struggle. She exhibits how the chivalry and piety which underpinned medieval society, and the contradictions inherent in attempting to uphold them, have been mirrored within the destiny of these stuck up within the brutal strength struggles of the interval. A mad king, murderous dukes, scheming bishops, knightly heroes, surgeons, heralds, spies and pirates, the tale of Agincourt has all of them.
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Its popularity on the Continent following the Seven Years’ War, in which it gained new territories, was virtually nil. While the Royal Navy, in reality whittled down by postwar austerity, ﬂexed its strength in “naval demonstrations,” the other major powers watched, waited, and plotted for the opportunity to cut Britain down to size. Meanwhile, the Thirteen Colonies were preoccupied with a host of internal issues. In Massachusetts, a furore blew up over the discovery of letters to the British government written by Governor Thomas Hutchinson.
Meanwhile, on the streets, reactions to the Stamp Act became increasingly violent. The bulk of it centered on the much-hated customs ofﬁcials. Angry, unruly mobs intimidated local tax commissioners, rendering the ofﬁcials increasingly neffective. In Boston, for example, protesters hung up an efﬁgy of Governor Hutchinson’s brother-in- The Stamp Act planted a seed of dissent among the colonists. The British ignored these warning signs. STUBBORN MINISTRIES Although they repealed the Stamp Act, Rockingham’s ministry also passed the Declaratory Act in 1766, asserting the right of parliament to tax the American colonies.
Agincourt: The King, the Campaign, the Battle by Juliet Barker