Readership: Academics and students of medieval and military history; general readers with interest in the Hundred Years War
Adrian R. Bell, Chair in the History of Finance, ICMA Centre, University of Reading, Anne Curry, Professor of Medieval History and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton, Andy King, Research Fellow in History, University of Southampton, and David Simpkin, Honorary Visiting Fellow, ICMA Centre, University of Reading
Adrian R. Bell is Chair in the History of Finance at the ICMA Centre, University of Reading. He completed his PhD at the University of Reading (2002) and is the author of <i>The Soldier in Later Medieval England</i>
Anne Curry is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton. She was President of the Historical Association between 2008 and 2011, and has also been a Vice-president of the Royal Historical Society and editor of the Journal of Medieval History.
Andy King is a Research Fellow in History at the University of Southampton. He completed his PhD at the University of Durham (2001) and edited <i>Sir Thomas Gray: Scalacronica (1272-1363), Surtees Society ccix</i> (2005). He has also written articles on various aspects of late medieval warfare, the Anglo-Scottish Marches, chronicles and castles, and has co-edited two collections of
essays on England and Scotland in the later Middle Ages.
David Simpkin is Honorary Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre, University of Reading. He completed his PhD at the University of Hull (2007) and is the author of <i>The English Aristocracy at War, from the Welsh Wars of Edward I to the Battle of Bannockburn</i> (2008). He has also written various articles and co-edited two collections of essays on themes relating to later medieval warfare and the English gentry. He was winner of the Verbruggen Prize in 2011.
"The authors, together and separately, bring an enormous amount of expertise to bear and are all well represented in the impressive and useful bibliography ... My ambling through some of the areas discussed in this book does not do justice to its vast amount of factual information." - Livia Visser-Fuchs
"The book affords an excellent example of today's new kind of military history, its methodology turning not so much on the study of battles and campaigns as on the detailed analysis of the structure and composition of armies, the group dynamics within them and the social networks and hierarchies that underpinned them, all with a
close bearing on the armies effectiveness in the field ... This book is as enjoyable as it is instructive." - Nigel Saul, History Today
"A brilliant piece of social and military history ... Essential." - CHOICE
"an outstanding work of original research ... Few recent works have brought us so close to the lives of the men who had to bear the impossible burden of making a King of England Duke of Normandy and King of France." - Jonathan Sumption, English Historical Review
"Without doubt ... this book represents a major contribution to our understanding of how the English waged war in the later Middle Ages. It also
adds immensely to our picture of late medieval English society and culture." - David Grummitt, History
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
1: The Peerage
2: The Knights
3: The Men-at-Arms
4: The Archers
5: Other kinds of soldiers
6: Where did soldiers come from?