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Shrewsbury 1403

Struggle for a Fragile Crown. Campaign

By (author) Dickon Whitewood
Illustrated by Graham Turner
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Published: 30th Nov 2017
Dimensions: w 185mm h 248mm d 7mm
Weight: 308g
ISBN-10: 1472826809
ISBN-13: 9781472826800
Barcode No: 9781472826800
Synopsis
The battle of Shrewsbury in 1403 is one of the most important battles in English history. King Henry IV faced his erstwhile ally Henry Percy Earl of Northumberland in a bloody contest on a field outside the Shropshire town of Shrewsbury where two English armies, well-matched, and fighting with similar equipment and tactics, struggled in an archery duel in which the arrows `fell like leaves in Autumn', before the battle was ultimately decided in close quarter hand-to-hand combat. With his victory, Henry IV secured the Lancastrian hold on the kingdom and demonstrated the right of his bloodline to the throne. Using full colour artwork and specially commissioned battlefield maps and illustrations, this is the fascinating story of the battle without which the reign of Henry V, his wars and glorious victories against the French, and the later disastrous reign of Henry VI and subsequent Wars of the Roses could not have happened.

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