War For The Throne

The Battle of Shrewsbury 1403

John Barratt

 
Date Published :
December 2020
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Campaign Chronicles
Illustration :
20 - 30 illustrations
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526791863

Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 160
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Overview
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The opening years of the fifteenth century saw one of the most bitterly contested political and military convulsions in the history of the British Isles, a conflict that is too-often overlooked by military historians. Henry IV, who had overthrown and probably murdered his predecessor Richard II, fought a protracted and bloody campaign against the most powerful nobles in the land. This war is the subject of John Barratts gripping study.

The Percy family, the Kings of the North, and their most famous leader Sir Henry Percy Hotspur,whose fiery nature and military prowess were immortalized by Shakespeare stood out against Henrys rule. And the beleaguered king also had to contend with a range of other unrelenting opponents, among them Owain Glyn Dwr, who led the Welsh revolt against English supremacy.

In this graphic account of the first, deeply troubled years of Henry IVs reign, John Barratt concentrates on the warfare, in particular on the setpiece pitched battles fought at Homildon Hill, Pilleth and Shrewsbury.

About The Author
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John Barratt is a leading authority on the Royalist Armies in the Civil War. Author of over a dozen books on the subject, including Cavaliers the first detailed study of the Royalist forces, and a nuber of campain histories. His latest books with Helion include Rabble of Gentility the story of the Northern Horse, and The Last Battle: The Stow on the Wold Campaign. He lectures regularly on historical subjects and lives in the Welsh Marches, an area rich in history!

REVIEWS
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"a fresh look at the conflict, delving into the contemporary accounts and describing in detail the fighting methods and tactics…"

- Shropshire Star

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