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By John Barratt

ISBN-10: 1848840284

ISBN-13: 9781848840287

the outlet years of the 15th century observed essentially the most bitterly contested political and army convulsions within the historical past of the British Isles, a clash that's too-often missed via army historians. Henry IV, who had overthrown and possibly murdered his predecessor Richard II, fought a prolonged and bloody crusade opposed to the main robust nobles within the land. This struggle is the topic of John Barratt’s gripping study.The Percy relatives, the ‘Kings of the North’, and their most renowned chief Sir Henry Percy – ‘Hotspur’, whose fiery nature and armed forces prowess have been immortalized via Shakespeare – stood out opposed to Henry’s rule. And the beleaguered king additionally needed to cope with a number different unrelenting rivals, between them Owain Glyn Dwr, who led the Welsh insurrection opposed to English supremacy. during this photo account of the 1st, deeply afflicted years of Henry IV’s reign, John Barratt concentrates at the war, particularly at the set piece pitched battles fought at Homildon Hill, Pilleth and Shrewsbury. His tale brings to existence the embittered politics and the non-public and kin enmities that gave upward push to armed clash. And he describes in shiny aspect the strategies and battling tools of the day, which have been ruled via the devastating energy of the English longbow.

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