A Brief History of Medieval Warfare

A Brief History of Medieval Warfare #2020

A Brief History of Medieval Warfare For over years from to England fought an almost continuous war with its neighbors This period saw an unprecedented supremacy of the English army over those of its enemies Reid proposes
  • Title: A Brief History of Medieval Warfare
  • Author: Peter Reid
  • ISBN: 9780786720712
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback
  • For over 150 years, from 1314 to 1485, England fought an almost continuous war with its neighbors This period saw an unprecedented supremacy of the English army over those of its enemies Reid proposes that the key to English success lay in its preparations and in its style of warfare, interweaving his analysis with a dramatic telling of the main events on land and at seaFor over 150 years, from 1314 to 1485, England fought an almost continuous war with its neighbors This period saw an unprecedented supremacy of the English army over those of its enemies Reid proposes that the key to English success lay in its preparations and in its style of warfare, interweaving his analysis with a dramatic telling of the main events on land and at sea.
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    One of the clearest studies I have read of the rise and fall of the English longbowman as a decisive force in European warfare.Don t let the word brief in the title fool you, this is a big thick book and best read in snatches.I learned a lot about military tactics by reading it and working out on paper the movements described in it.It s a must for fantasy authors.

    Dug review out of the depths of LiveJournal Completely awful Also, comma splices are included with nearly every sentence, like a free gift that turns out to be thousands of ants I am pretty sure the proofreader fell asleep if there was one It would not have been difficult.A summary The English were good because archers The English supremacy at arms failed by 1485 because archers Also, the nobles suck at doing things for the good of the country when better titles are there for the murdering

    Probably one of the worst history books I ve read Unfortunately for Peter Reid, I have the breadth of experience to spot just how he manages to miss the mark It s definitely not the worst piece of scholarship on the subject, but the manner and style of the prose fall flat.As mentioned in his introduction, Peter Reid held the rank of Major General in the British Army, and I believe that reflects on the shortcomings of his book Typically, a purely military history will have reams of numbers, troop [...]

    Another clearance rack find, and again mostly for writing reference, I would again direct your attention carefully to the subheading of this book The Rise and Fall of English Supremacy at Arms, 1314 1485 The focus is strictly on England, with information only on France as it applies to England s role in the Hundred Years War, and even then, I found the range of information too narrow to be of any general use As also with A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages, the writing was very dry even [...]

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