Fields of Glory (The Vintener Trilogy #1)

Fields of Glory (The Vintener Trilogy #1) The Year Is 1346 And King Edward III Is Restless Despite Earlier Victories His Army Has Still Not Achieved A Major Breakthrough And The French Crown Remains Intact Determined To Bring France Under English Rule And The French Army To Its Knees He Has Regrouped And Planned A New Route Of Attack.And On The Beaches Of Normandy His Men Now Mass, Ready To March Through France To Victory But The French Are Nowhere To Be Seen Edward Knows That The Worst Thing He Could Do Would Be To Take The Battle To The French, Where They Will Have The Advantage And So He Sets Up Camp Near A Small Hill At Crecy And Waits.The Battle Of Crecy Will Be A Decisive Turning Point In The Hundred Years Wars This Is The Story Of That Battle And The Men Who Won It. In the opening novel of a purposed trilogy on the Hundred Years War, Mr Jecks has done an excellent job of making the common soldiers archers in Edward IIIs army come alive The author follows a unit of 20 archers, called a vintaine, from their landing near Cherbourg through to the Battle of Crecy in 1346 While following them the reader gets to know what must have been the types of men who made up Edward s army.The main character, Berenger Flipper, is the leader of the vintaine He is very wel In the opening novel of a purposed trilogy on the Hundred Years War, Mr Jecks has done an excellent job of making the common soldier
Battles and intrigue, and the build up to the Battle of Cr cy An action packed tale of soldiers on campaign in France I bought this after I won a copy of the sequel, Blood on the Sand I always like to read a series in order.This is the first novel I have read by Michael Jecks He is well known for his medieval whodunits, but Fields of Glory is astraightforward tale of the English campaign and the build up to the Battle of Cr cy.There is some intrigue in the earlier parts Battles and intrigue, and the build up to the Battle of Cr cy An action packed tale of soldiers on campaign in France I bought this after I won a copy of the sequel, Blood on the Sand I always like to read a series in order.This is the first novel I have read by Michael Jecks He is well known for his medieval whodunits, but Fields of Glory is astraightforward tale of the English campaign and the build up to the Battle of Cr cy.There is some intrigue in the earlier parts of the story, with questions being asked of the mysterious background of one young character, Ed There are also suspicions of witchcraft when things begin to go wrong for the soldiers after they are joined by a puzzling young French woman.It is the characters and their
The year is 1346 and King Edward III is restless Despite earlier victories his army has still not achieved a major breakthrough and the French crown remains intact Determined to bring France under English rule and the French army to its knees he has regrouped and planned a new route of attack On the beaches of Normandy his men now mass, ready to march through France to victory and the Battle of Crecy Fields of Glory is the start of a series of books beginning with the lead up to The Battle o The year is 1346 and King Edward III is restless Despite earlier victories his army has still not achieved a major breakthrough and the French crown remains intact Determined to bring France under English rule and the French army to its knees he has regrouped and planned a new route of attack On the beaches of Normandy his men now mass, ready to march through France to victory and the Battle of Crecy Fields of Glory is the start of a series of books beginning with the lead up to The Battle of Crecy in 1346 At the start of the book we are introduced to various characters first we have the Knight Banneret Sir John de Sully from Devon, under Sir John we have Grandarse the Centener and leader of a hundred men The main focus of the story however is on Berenger Fripper who under Gran
This is the first in a trilogy that involves segments of the 100 Years War It tells of the campaign by the English King to invade Normandy and beyond as well as claim the throne of France It culminates in the Battle of Cr cy 26 August 1346 The historical research is quite good and the plausible story of people fighting or caught up in events is masterfully done rather expected with Jecks writing history I am not going to give anything away Jecks does not hold back on the horrors of medie This is the first in a trilogy that involves segments of the 100 Years War It tells of the campaign by the English King to invade Normandy and
This is a new historical fiction series by Michael Jecks, the first of a trilogy about the Hundred Years War The entry into France and the progress through the French countryside by Edward III and his army is seen primarily from the standpoint of a group of archers in the army As is usual in Jecks novels the characters are realistic and complex people, almost every one with his or her own good qualities and shortcomings The novel does not romanticize warfare or the lot of the common people, This is a new hi
This is the first in an amazing new trilogy by Michael Jecks he also wrote the fantastic series about an ex Knight Templar This trilogy covers King Edward III s campaigns to claim the French throne to which he had a good claim in fact, but as an English King no practical chance of getting Jecks books are always good he manages to combine the
Previous reviewers here have done a good job of dishing out well deserved praise for this volume Michael Jecks has not slacked off in his meticulous work I can add only that this story validates my long held personal belief that I don t know how anyone survived a medieval battle least of all any of the losing side for example, 150,000 arrows from 10,000 English archers all in one minute and maybe only 50,000 when they got tired later correct me if my memory is wrong here around pp Previous reviewers here have done a good job of dishing out well deserved praise for this volume Michael J
This was a great read I kneow a bit about the campaign leading to the Battle of Crecy but this brought those events to life through the lives of a close group of archers, forming a Vintaine 20 at full strength A shocking a brutal campaign Nothing very romantic about close combat in the 1300s The story felt authentic and, I believe, is well researched though always with a novelists eye.This was an easy to read, fast moving page turner even though we knew who won.I don t usually read hi This was a great read I kneow a bit about the campaign leading to the Battle of
Didn t really engage me Too many sub plots only fleetingly and inconsistently, IMO skated over and never properly developed Characters not developed enough to arouse any empathy or sympathy.And my biggest bug bear reference to t
This was a great book If I could have I would have finished it in one sitting work got in the way of that plan I enjoyed the story and the writing style very much Looking forward to the next in the series The research was well done and the story follows a reasonable line of battle I would highly