Agincourt 1415

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October 2015

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Released to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt in October 2015.

The Battle of Agincourt in 1415 is the story of courage within the English ranks and the masterful battlefield tactics employed by Henry V. It is also the story of bitter factional infighting amongst the French; of a high-stakes gamble which could have annihilated the English Army, and of the cold-blooded murder of French prisoners as the battle hung in the balance. Now, in this 600th Anniversary year, that story is told in vivid and brutal detail via the spectacularly illustrated pages of a new graphic novel by Will Gill.

“I have always been fascinated by the myth and reality of the Battle of Agincourt, and how the two have blurred over the centuries. Henry V’s victory over France on that cold autumn day in October 1415 was a truly remarkable feat, and one which has gained near mythical status in England’s long and bloody history,” says Will.

Having previously written for
2000AD, Will has worked with a team of talented professionals from the UK comics scene to bring the battle to life on the printed page, with an almost cinematic eye to events. The story is conveyed via a mix of third-person contemporary narrative and the first-person experiences of three fictional characters that fought alongside Henry that day.

Meticulously researched in consultation with Professor Anne Curry, the leading authority on the battle, the armour, weapons, tactics and sheer brutality of medieval warfare have been faithfully depicted in the book's spectacular full colour illustrations, whilst the supporting text informs readers of the historical events and decisions that would lead to Henry V's victory against all odds.

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“The book tells, in accurate detail, the true story of Agincourt, of how a simple mistake by the leaders of the French forces put the French at a distinct disadvantage even before the battle had begun … This book is a "must buy" [and] in my opinion, at least three copies should be in every school and college library.” – Martin S.