Storm of Arrows
Author: Richard Bodley-Scott
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Storm of Arrows, designed and developed as an army list companion to the new Ancient and Medieval wargame rule set Field of Glory, is a lavishly illustrated, factually accurate and detailed gaming guide that provides comprehensive army listings and detailed historical overviews of each army - complete with supporting maps and artwork. Essential to gaming one of the most engaging periods of history, this title covers the forces involved in the major conflicts of the late Medieval period, from the Hundred Years' War to the Wars of the Roses.
Fields of Glory
Author: Michael Jecks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A stunning new series from Michael Jecks, perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. The year is 1346 and King Edward III is restless. Despite earlier victories his army has still not achieved a major breakthrough and the French crown remains intact. Determined to bring France under English rule and the French army to its knees he has regrouped and planned a new route of attack. And on the beaches of Normandy his men now mass, ready to march through France to victory. But the French are nowhere to be seen. Edward knows that the worst thing he could do would be to take the battle to the French, where they will have the advantage and so he sets up camp near a small hill at Crecy and waits. The Battle of Crecy will be a decisive turning point in the Hundred Years' Wars. This is the story of that battle and the men who won it. Praise for Templar's Acre 'A cracking read in the best style of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell, this will delight existing fans and bring many more to the fold' Manda Scott 'Vivid imagination and gripping prose' Anthony Riches 'Compellingly brought to life - both bloody reality and glorious courage' Julian Stockwin 'The Siege of Acre is meticulously observed and bloodily rendered. I want more' Robert Low
John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury was the last of the celebrated English commanders of the Hundred Years' War. In his lifetime his reputation for audacity and courage gave him an unrivalled fame among the English, and he was feared and admired by the French. A.J. Pollard, in this pioneering and perceptive account, reconstructs the long career of this extraordinary soldier and offers a fascinating insight into warfare in the late medieval period. Talbot was the last representative of generations of brave, brutal warriors whose appetite for glory and personal gain had sustained English policy in France since the time of Edward III. His defeat and death at the Battle of Castillon on 17 July 1453 marked the end of the wars. It was also the final act in a heroic but savage tradition.
Author: David Baldwin
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The Battle of Stoke, the last and most neglected armed clash of the Wars of the Roses, is one of history's great might-have-beens. The forces of the first Tudor king Henry VII confronted the rebel army of the pretender Lambert Simnel and his commander the Earl of Lincoln. Henry's victory over the Yorkists was decisive - it confirmed the crown to the House of Tudor for more than a century. David Baldwin's fascinating and meticulously researched study of the battle gives a keen insight into the opposing armies, their commanders, and the bloody dynastic politics of the period.
Knights and Peasants
Author: Nicholas Wright
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
`Succinct survey of how war was experienced by ordinary people in late medieval France ... very welcome addition to the literature.' INTERNATIONAL HISTORY REVIEW (Michael Jones)
Arms and the Man
Author: Michael S. Neiberg
These essays honor Dennis Showalter, a pioneer in the field of military history. Written by some of the most highly-respected scholars in the field, they cover a wide range of topics from the ancient world to the present day.
George Rogers Clark
Author: William Nester
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
George Rogers Clark (1752–1818) led four victorious campaigns against the Indians and British in the Ohio Valley during the American Revolution, but his most astonishing coup was recapturing Fort Sackville in 1779, when he was only twenty-six. For eighteen days, in the dead of winter, Clark and his troops marched through bone-chilling nights to reach the fort. With a deft mix of guile and violence, Clark led his men to triumph, without losing a single soldier. Although historians have ranked him among the greatest rebel commanders, Clark’s name is all but forgotten today. William R. Nester resurrects the story of Clark’s triumphs and his downfall in this, the first full biography of the man in more than fifty years. Nester attributes Clark’s successes to his drive and daring, good luck, charisma, and intellect. Born of a distinguished Virginia family, Clark wielded an acute understanding of human nature, both as a commander and as a diplomat. His interest in the natural world was an inspiration to lifelong friend Thomas Jefferson, who asked him in 1784 to lead a cross-country expedition to the Pacific and back. Clark turned Jefferson down. Two decades later, his youngest brother, William, would become the Clark celebrated as a member of the Corps of Discovery. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, though, George Rogers Clark may not have been fit to command any expedition. After the revolution, he raged against the government and pledged fealty to other nations, leading to his arrest under the Sedition Act. The inner demons that fueled Clark’s anger also drove him to excessive drinking. He died at the age of sixty-five, bitter, crippled, and alcoholic. He was, Nester shows, a self-destructive hero: a volatile, multidimensional man whose glorying in war ultimately engaged him in conflicts far removed from the battlefield and against himself.
Author: S. Fischer-Fabian
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co
Studies the political and social development of Prussia from 1701 to 1786 and profiles the lives of its kings
No Time for Glory
Author: D.M. Foy
This is an incredible story of a once obscure social welfare worker’s rise from a deathbed and subsequent catapult into a position of worldwide power and influence. Harry Hopkins was an improbable hero living on borrowed time at the epicenter of world chaos during World War II. By means of exceptional cunning, sustenance, valor, and patriotism, his achievements and services alter the course of history during the mid-twentieth century. His noble quest for the plight of the poor, the weak, and the hungry are surpassed only by a passion to defeat the tyrannical... daring to live only to die for altruistic causes of country and humanity. These events of intrigue mined from archives of faded footnotes, when mended in chronological order and held to the light of a new era reveals the tribulations of a forsaken legend.... “No Time for Glory” “This in hope of preserving from decay the remberance of what men have done; Of preventing great and wonderful actions from losing their meed of glory; And withal to put on record what were their grounds of feud.” Herodotus... 440 BC
Author: John Wilson
This book presents the story and issues of the First World War in a clear, concise and objective manner, accompanied on every page by photographs, original sketches, or maps.