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Book reviews for - Late Medieval and Renaissance


  • Agincourt 1415

    Battlefield History TV Team
    This DVD, 1 hour 40 minutes long, is about the whole campaign of 1415. There is good coverage in both the political and military domains of the preparations, execution, and of some of the consequences. The siege of Harfleur and its affects on the expedition are particularly well handled. The unfolding of the battle of Agincourt has all the elements one would expect, clearly describing how the French ‘snatched defeat from the jaws of victory’.
    Verbal explanations, given by people who clearly know their subject, are mostly presented before a background of the sites as they are today. There are maps, and film of re-enactors from the Medieval Combat Society playing out some aspects of fifteenth century combat, especially arrows against armour, which really bring the story to life.
    We recommend this DVD as being both informative and entertaining.

    Pen & Sword Digital, 2013
  • Crescent and Cross

    Bicheno. Hugh
    A superb book covering the Religio-political background to the Battle of Lepanto, through the battle to the consequences. Along the way Bicheno explodes many mis-conceptions about the battle as well as giving insights into the present factional warfare in former Yugoslavia. He conveys a real understanding of 16th Century warfare both the glamour and the gore.
    Phoenix, 2004
  • Sekigahara 1600

    Bryant, Anthony
    Some good maps, diagrams, and pictures with lots of information on this important battle in Japan which saw Tokugawa Ieyasu become Shogun.
    Osprey, 1995
  • Towton 1461, England's bloodiest battle

    Gravett, Christopher

    Osprey, 2003