Jeanne La Pucelle & the Siege of Orleans Part 1


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McGill, Pat and Pacou, Armand.


Without doubt the siege of Orleans was the turning point of the Hundred Years War. The defeat of the English army by the French at Orleans and subsequently at the Battle of Patay in 1429, was a prelude to the final defeat of the English almost twenty five years later at the Battle of Castillion in 1453. During this period pitched battles were rare and the war was fought by sieges, of which Orleans was one of many. The fact that Orleans is the most famous siege of all is entirely due to one person, Jeanne La Pucelle, known to the English speaking world as Joan of Arc. However, she did not defeat the English single handed and this book will apportion the credit more fairly, on Frenchmen such as, Jean D'Orleans, Etienne de Vignolles and Poton de Xaintrailles, to name but a few.

To accomplish this, the co-author Armand Pacou, has translated a lot of material not readily available in English, therefore, the biographies and the heraldic roll in Part Two, will rectify a few errors that have crept into some of the more popular English books on the Hundred Years War. So we hope this joint effort by an Englishman and a Frenchman will be of interest to the historian, wargamer and budding herald and will not be bias to one side or the other.

Further details:

  • Softcover: 48 pages
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Black and White Line Illustrations
  • ISBN-13: NA
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.6 x 0.3 cm

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Jeanne La Pucelle is known to the English world as Joan of Arc.
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