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Bradbury, Jim

Overview
Works: 22 works in 221 publications in 4 languages and 5,987 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biographies  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Creator
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Most widely held works by Jim Bradbury
The Routledge companion to medieval warfare by Jim Bradbury( )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfare is presented in themed, illustrated sections, each preceded by a narrative outline offering a brief introduction. Within each section, Jim Bradbury presents clear information on battles and sieges, and generals and leaders. Readable and engaging, this detailed work makes use of archaeological information and includes clear discussions of controversial issues. The author examines practical topics including castle architecture, with descriptions of specific castles, ship building techniques, improvements in armour, specific weapons and developments in areas such as arms and armour, fortifications, tactics and supply."--Jacket
The medieval siege by Jim Bradbury( )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Bradbury's panoramic survey takes the history of siege warfare in Europe from the late Roman Empire to the 16th century, and includes sieges in Byzantium, Eastern Europe and the areas affected by the Crusades. Within this broad sweep of time and place, he finds, not that enormous changes occurred, but that the rules and methods of siege warfare remained remarkably constant. Included are detailed studies of some of the major sieges including Constantinople and Chateau-Gaillard. Throughout, Bradbury supports his narrative with chronicles and letters. First-hand accounts of danger, famine and endurance bring the acute reality of siege warfare clearly before the reader
The Capetians : kings of France, 987-1328 by Jim Bradbury( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the demise of the Carolingian dynasty in 987 the French lords chose Hugh Capet as their king. He was the founder of a dynasty that lasted until 1328. Although for much of this time, the French kings were weak, and the kingdom of France was much smaller than it later became, the Capetians nevertheless had considerable achievements and also produced outstanding rulers, including Philip Augustus and St Louis. This wide-ranging book throws fascinating light on the history of Medieval France and the development of European monarchy
The Battle of Hastings by Jim Bradbury( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2022 in English and Italian and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rousing historical narrative of the best-known and arguably most significant battle in English history. The effects of the Battle of Hastings were deeply felt at the time, causing a lasting shift in British cultural identity and national pride. Jim Bradbury explores the full military background of the battle and investigates both what actually happened on that fateful day in 1066 and the role that the battle plays in the British national myth. The Battle of Hastings starts by looking at the Normans--who they were, where they came from--and the career of William the Conqueror before 1066. Next, the narrative turns to the Saxons in England, and to Harold Godwineson, successor to Edward the Confessor, and his attempts to create unity in the divided kingdom. This provides the background to an examination of the military development of the two sides up to 1066, detailing differences in tactics, arms, and armor. The core of the book is a move-by-move reconstruction of the battle itself, including the advance planning, the site, the composition of the two armies, and the use of archers, feigned retreats, and the death of Harold Godwineson. In looking at the consequences of the battle, Jim Bradbury deals with the conquest of England and the ongoing resistance to the Normans. The effects of the conquest are also seen in the creation of castles and developments in feudalism, and in links with Normandy that revealed themselves particularly in church appointments. This is the first time a military historian has attempted to make accessible to the general reader all that is known about the Battle of Hastings and to present as detailed a reconstruction as is possible. Furthermore, the author places the battle in the military context of eleventh-century Europe, painting a vivid picture of the combatants themselves--soldiery, cavalry, and their horses--as they struggled for victory. This is a book that any reader interested in England's history will find indispensable
The medieval archer by Jim Bradbury( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: The Medieval Archer discusses the changing role of the archer in medieval society. It traces the history of the archer in the medieval period, from the Norman Conquest to the Wars of the Roses. From a close study of early evidence, Mr. Bradbury shows that the archer's role before the time of Edward I was an important but rarely documented one, and that his new prominence in the fourteenth century was the result of changes in development of military tactics rather than the introduction of the famous 'longbow'
Philip Augustus : king of France, 1180-1223 by Jim Bradbury( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first major study in English this century of the life and reign of one of the greatest of medieval monarchs, Philip Augustus (Philip II), conqueror and crusader, who ruled France from 1180 to 1223 and in the process transformed both his kingdom and the fortunes of the Capetian dynasty. Friend and confidant of all the Angevins in turn - Henry II, and his sons Richard the Lionheart and John - he was a master at playing off the members of that notoriously turbulent family against each other; and he outlived, and outplayed, them all. His crushing defeat of John (and John's Flemish allies and the emperor Otto) at the battle of Bouvines on 29 August 1214 confirmed his ascendancy, and form the dramatic climax of both the reign and this book
Stephen and Matilda : the civil war of 1139-53 by Jim Bradbury( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The civil war dominated Stephen's reign and yet until now there has been no complete account of the military situation. This new study suggests that there were really two separate wars: the war for Matilda's succession, which began in 1139 when she arrived at Arundel and ended in 1148 when she left England for good, and the war for Henry's succession, which was preceded by his two visits to England in 1147 and 1149 but really consisted only of the campaign of 1153 and concluded with the Treaty of Winchester of that year." "The contention is that Stephen won the first war and did not lose the second. This is examined in detail through the various campaigns, battles and sieges of the period, including the two major battles of the Standard and Lincoln, showing that Stephen always held more ground than his opponents and was mostly on the offensive. The nature of the warfare and the reasons for its outcome are examined, along with comment on the strategy, tactics, technology in arms and armour, and the improvements in fortifications which are relevant. Full use has been made of the numerous detailed chronicle sources which give some indication of the horrors of twelfth-century war, the depredations which affected the ordinary people of the land, and the atrocities which sometimes accompanied it." "Full of colourful characters - the likeable king, the domineering Matilda, the young and vital Henry of Anjou (later Henry II), his intelligent and effective father Geoffrey, Count of Anjou, the powerful barons from Geoffrey de Mandeville to Ranulf of Chester - and illustrated throughout with photographs, maps and manuscript illustrations, this is a fascinating story of rivalry for the English throne which throws new light on a much-neglected aspect of Stephen's reign."--BOOK JACKET
Fighting techniques of the medieval world AD 500 to AD 1500 : equipment, combat skills, and tactics by Matthew Bennett( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World describes the fighting techniques of soldiers in Europe and the Near East in an age before the widespread use of gunpowder. The book explores the unique tactics required to win battles with the technology available, and demonstrates how little has changed in some respects in the art of war."--BOOK JACKET
Shakespeare and his theatre by Jim Bradbury( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of Shakespeare and describes the Elizabethan and early Jacobean theatre
Robin Hood : man and myth by Jim Bradbury( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting techniques of the medieval world, AD 500-AD1500 : equipment, combat skills, and tactics by Matthew Bennett( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World describes the fighting techniques of soldiers in Europe and the Near East in an age before the widespread use of gunpowder. The book explores the unique tactics required to win battles with the technology available, and demonstrates how little has changed in some respects in the art of war."--Jacket
The Buckinghamshire Domesday( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jig fishing for steelhead, salmon, and other species by Jim Bradbury( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filip II August : król Francji 1180-1223 by Jim Bradbury( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kapetyngowie : królowie Francji 987-1328 by Jim Bradbury( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Capetians : kings of France, 987-1314 by Jim Bradbury( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the demise of the Carolingian dynasty, in 987 the French lords chose Hugh Capet as their king. He was the founder of a dynasty that lasted until 1328. Although for much of this time, the French kings were weak, both internally & externally, & the kingdom of France was much smaller than it later became
Robin hood - the real story of the english outlaw by Jim Bradbury( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Greek fire in the west by Jim Bradbury( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Medieval siege weapons. by Jim Bradbury( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

India ; its condition, religion, and missions by Jim Bradbury( Book )

1 edition published in 1884 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Routledge companion to medieval warfare
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The medieval siegeThe Capetians : kings of France, 987-1328The Battle of HastingsThe medieval archerPhilip Augustus : king of France, 1180-1223Stephen and Matilda : the civil war of 1139-53Fighting techniques of the medieval world AD 500 to AD 1500 : equipment, combat skills, and tacticsRobin Hood : man and myth
Alternative Names
Bradbury, James

Bradbury, James 1937-

Bradbury, Jim

Jim Bradbury British military historian

Jim Bradbury Brits historicus

Jim Bradbury historiador britànic

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جيم برادبرى مؤرخ من المملكه المتحده

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吉姆·布萊伯利

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