By Fire and Sword: The Rise and Fall of English Supremacy at Arms: 1314-1485 (Peter Reid)

By Fire and Sword: The Rise and Fall of English Supremacy at Arms: 1314-1485 (Peter Reid) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my History British shelves. priced at £8.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

London: Constable & Robinson, 2007, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Colour plates; Black & white plates; Maps; Glossary;

From the cover: For over 150 years from 1314 to 1485, England was almost continuously at war: there was the War in the North, a running sore that constantly broke out afresh; the 116 years of bitter conflict with France; and a final implosion into bloody civil strife that was the Wars of the Roses. This period saw the unprecedented supremacy of the English army over those of its enemies. Why was this? Much emphasis has been put upon the bravery of knights and archers during these conflicts yet decisive battles were few. The secret of English superiority lay in her preparations and style of warfare.

Peter Reid proposes that Englands ability …

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XII] 564 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

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