It has always seemed strange to me that we remember the Battle of Crecy and we celebrate the Battle of AginCourt, but most people seem to have forgotten Poitiers - the other great victory in the Hundred Years War - yet it was just as remarkable a triumph. In some ways, even more so.
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You can also read my friend and former editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Frank Wilson's review of Bernard Cornwell's historical novel, Death of Kings, via the below link:
And you can check out my interview with Bernard Cornwell about his great Richard Sharpe historical novels at GreatHistory.com via the below links: