At Agincourt

At Agincourt The long and bloody feud between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy which for many years devastated France caused a prodigious destruction of life and property and was not even relaxed in the presence

  • Title: At Agincourt
  • Author: G.A. Henty
  • ISBN: 9781406871951
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • The long and bloody feud between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy which for many years devastated France caused a prodigious destruction of life and property and was not even relaxed in the presence of a common enemy is very fully recorded in the pages of Monstrellet and other contemporary historians.

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    1. I don't frequently pick up books from Project Gutenberg and when I do, I rarely stray from the commonly read ones (Gulliver's Travels, Treasure Island, etc.). I'm glad I went beyond my comfort zone and picked up this one.It's a great classic story of medieval swordplay and chivalry. Young squire finds adventure, glory, and of course, a fair maiden's love. And, hey, it's free. (As in gratis)

    2. This novel really reads like it is two novels in one. The story is good but I kind of wish the English vs the French was more of the book. I listened and read it.

    3. The story of Guy Aylmer, a young 17 year old esquire and man-at-arms, whose leige lord, Sir Eustace, is a knight with castles and allegiances in both England and France during the Hundred Years' War. Guy's father is castelain over Sir Eustace's lands in England when Sir Eustace is away in France. Guy is second-in-command over a contingent of 30 men-at-arms and 25 English longbowmen serving in defense of Sir Eustace's castle in France during the disturbances following the Duke of Burguny's murder [...]

    4. I thoroughly enjoyed this novelThis was a very chivalrous, well written story set in the middle ages. It kept a reader immersed in the period by consistently using language and culture of that era. There were no lapses into modern ideals, so a reader didn't have to struggle against anachronisms. Well researched!

    5. Someone mentioned this in passingand it was an unexpected pleasureafter I had tried the sampleCall it a coming of ageor an historical romancebut maybe just a wonderfulgood guys vs. bad guys talewith France vs. Franceand France vs. Englandin the 15th Century thrown inSuperheroes back thenused swords and cudgels!

    6. Really enjoyed this story. One of those nice ones where everything goes perfectly, tying up into a wonderfully happy ending ;) Excellently portrays the nobility, courage and respect for authority fitting in a young man - taught me more than a discourse on the subject could have!

    7. A tale of the White hoods of Paris. Love the history, fictional characters are a little cheesy but it doesn't matter if you love the history. I read these quite a while ago. I am planning to read them all. I have about 36 of his books so far.

    8. A jolly Victorian romp through France and Paris during the French civil war of the 1400s, with, despite the title, only a passing reference to Agincourt. An easy read that just about transfers to the modern audience.

    9. Another enjoyable book by G. A. Henry!I'm 48 and I have found every G. A. Henry book I've read thrilling! Call me simple but I love books that have good positive endings!

    10. As usual, Henty has entertained me with his careful attention to historical detail while drawing me into the lives of the characters of the story. Nice read.

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