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D. LAWRENCE-YOUNG

D. Lawrence-Young has been teaching and lecturing on drama, history and English for many years. He is happiest when researching Shakespeare, English and military history. He has written Communication in English, a best-selling English language textbook as well as a dozen other historical novels. These include three based on the life of Shakespeare.

He contributes regularly to Forum, a magazine for English language teachers and has also written several articles for Skirmish, a military history journal. He is a member of the local history club and is the Chairman of the Jerusalem Shakespeare Society. He is also a published (USA) and exhibited (UK and Jerusalem) photographer. He plays the clarinet (badly) and is married and has three children.

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ARROWS OVER AGINCOURT

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Arrows Over Agincourt

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“Then call we this, the field of Agincourt.” (Shakespeare: “Henry V”)

1415, Davey and Tom, two eighteen- year old lads looking for excitement, join Henry V’s army despite their parents’ and girlfriends’ wishes. The king is determined to regain his lost lands in France, and the two lads, now archers in his army, set sail for France hoping for adventures and the spoils of war. Their hopes of a quick and glorious victory are shattered during the prolonged siege at Harfleur where they witness the deaths of thousands of their fellow soldiers and some of their friends. Eventually, the king’s forces prevail, but now this small and sickly army must march many miles to meet the over-confident French army at Agincourt. Will the dispirited English army have any chance this time? Will our heroes return to England rich and unharmed to marry their sweethearts?

Based on much historical research, this novel gives the reader a new and distinctive insight into what it was like to be a medieval soldier at one of England’s finest military events.

 

 

 

What people are saying...

"The battle of Agincourt is one of the most famous battles in history; the defeat of approximately 50,000 French soldiers by around 8,000 English has been the subject of many books. Here it gets the almost sanitised version for the young adult market.

Arrows of Agincourt focuses around the story of two eighteen-year-old English archers, Tom and Davey, and their hopes of returning to marry their sweethearts with enough money to ensure comfort and a good life. One campaign with Henry V should be enough to set them on the right path.

We follow them as they leave England to march around the French countryside, losing friends and fellow men-at-arms to war and illness. The characters are engaging and it’s easy to find yourself rooting for them. Being a bit of an aficionado of the archer in history, this was a book I was glad to read. "

- Rachel Malone - Retrieved from: http://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/arrows-over-agincourt/ 14-8-12

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Information

  • Title: Arrows Over Agincourt
  • Author: D. Lawrence-Young
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Length: 186 pages
  • Release Date: July 20, 2015
  • ISBN-13: 978-1514218860
  • Imprint: White Stag

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