A Hail of Arrows

A Hail of Arrows

Jenkin Lloyd, Agincourt, France 1415

Book - 2009 | 1st Canadian ed.
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A defining battle in the Hundred Years War, through the eyes of one of its soldiers - a fourteen-year-old boy.

At his father's deathbed, 14-year-old Jenkin Lloyd is bestowed with one last gift, his father's most prized possession - a longbow that has been passed down from father to son for generations. When Jenkin becomes one of thousands of Welsh boys sent to help King Henry V of England claim Agincourt, a part of France, he strives to honour the skill and power of this weapon, as his father has done before him.

While remaining historically accurate, A Hail of Arrows captures the sights and sounds and emotions felt by a group of boys who were sent into an impossible battle by a vengeful king. Outnumbered by the French, weakened by starvation and dysentery, these teenage archers were key in pulling off an amazing victory against overwhelming odds.

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada Ltd., 2009, c2003.
Edition: 1st Canadian ed.
ISBN: 9780545990400
0545990408
Branch Call Number: COX
Characteristics: 174 p. : ill.

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Dixiedog2
Oct 21, 2013

Interesting and informative; a very quick but enjoyable read. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

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dixiedog
Oct 14, 2013

A Hail Of Arrows – Jenkin Lloyd Agincourt France 1415 – My Story Series. This is a delightful teenage rated historical fiction about the life of Jenkin Lloyd, a fourteen year old Welsh archer in the year 1415. This book was very well written and very descriptive, i.e., a vivid picture was revealed on what life was like for a common foot soldier responding to the bidding and ambitious appetite for power by England’s Henry V. Many hardships were suffered: starvation, forced marches, worse than poor living conditions, death by diseases like flux (dysentery) or loss of life or limb by various means on numerous battlefields. The author takes the reader through the siege of Harfleur in France, the English army’s forced march to Calais while being haunted and attached by various French loyalists and the superior in numbers French army. The book culminates with the famous battle at Agincourt followed by Jenkin’s return to his beloved Wales. Recommended for any young reader studying this era in History, the so called 100-year war. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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