So the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt was a week ago.
What are your thoughts on this historic battle, and the Hundred Year's War in general?
Want to get into Agincourt?
30+ contemporary accounts, some of them from eyewitnesses of the battle, translated into modern English for your reading pleasure.
This, pretty fucking annoying hearing some brit rant on about three battles they won, despite the fact that they lost the war and almost all territory on mainland Europe. Plus burgundy got fucked
Oh, Cursed Kings is out now?
The series is good, it attempts to be the first comprehensive (emphasis on comprehensive, these are big, thick and heavy scholarly books if you didn't know) modem account of the Hundred Year's War, and succeeds at this a lot of the time. Yet, some parts are already dated. Sumption's thoughts on military strategy and battles, for instance, have more or less been debunked in War Cruel and Sharp by Rogers (2005).
I was disappointed with how few showed up at the Tower celebration for the
wtf is wrong with the British people?
The Battle of Crecy, 1346 by Sir Philip Preston and Andrew Ayton (among other authors) is incredibly good. I know I'll be proven wrong but it really feels like it'll always be the comprehensive book on the battle. Until a major archaeological survey of the battlefield takes place, at least.
Matthew Strickland and Robert Hardy wrote a book about "The Great Warbow" (2006), which is about the longbow in general but that inevitably means a lot of discussion about the Hundred Year's War, which is handled very well.
Burne's "Agincourt War" and "Crecy War" are really good for "pop histories", if you haven't read them yet.
But everything I've suggested so far is about military history, I don't know where you want to go to study the social side of the conflict. "A Distant Mirror", maybe.