Full of the fascinating might-have-beens of history
BBC History Magazine
Corrigan writes with knowledge and humor, especially in his footnotes, as he analyzes the battles of Crécy, Poitiers, and Agincourt while correcting myths often derived from Shakespeare.
Bloodshed makes for entertaining history, and military historian Corrigan takes full advantage... Matches fascinating battle descriptions with accounts of how wars were financed and fought, as well as the Byzantine politics and mostly unpleasant personalities that conducted them.
The perfect book for those who know something of Poitiers, Crécy and Agincourt, but cannot recall their relevance, or who cannot quite put into context the role played by Joan of Arc. It is an unashamedly straightforward retelling of the history of one of the most famous wars in English history.
Good Book Guide
A vigorous, lucid, well-organised and entertaining account of the Waterloo campaign and the armies that fought it.David Crane
A brisk, no-nonsense, soldierly account, which is packed with facts... SuperbNigel Jones
A hugely enjoyable, illuminating and very gory read
Lively and entertaining... Even for those well-acquainted with Waterloo, this text is an enjoyable contribution to the extensive literature
Gripping... A superb addition to an overscuffed genre
Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)