Gravett, Christopher. Colour plates by Richard and Christa Hook.
Title MEDIEVAL SIEGE WARFARE.
Publisher Osprey, Oxford, 2000, reprint.
Seller ID 24023
64 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855329476 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, plans, reproductions. "During the Middle Ages siege warfare played a vital role in military strategy. Sieges were far more numerous than pitched battles. Castles controlled the countryside around them and provided bases from which squadrons of knights could ride out to attack an enemy. Though battles tend to be remembered they were a dangerous gamble. Henry V won the French c rown not by the famous but rather empty victory of Agincourt, but by the series of sieges which followed." Interior - tiny letter written in ink on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbin g . V e r y Good+