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Agincourt

(äzhăNko͞or`), modern Fr. Azincourt, village, Pas-de-Calais dept., N France. There, during the Hundred Years WarHundred Years War,
1337–1453, conflict between England and France. Causes

Its basic cause was a dynastic quarrel that originated when the conquest of England by William of Normandy created a state lying on both sides of the English Channel. In the 14th cent.
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, Henry VHenry V,
1387–1422, king of England (1413–22), son and successor of Henry IV. Early Life

Henry was probably brought up under the care of his uncle, Henry Beaufort.
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 of England with some 6,000 men defeated a French army six times that size on Oct. 25, 1415. His success, which was due mainly to the superiority of the masses of English longbow men over the heavily armored French knights, demonstrated the obsolescence of the methods of warfare of the age of chivalry. The victory enabled the English to conquer much of France. The battle is the central scene of Shakespeare's drama Henry V.

Bibliography

See J. Barker, Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England (2006).

Agincourt

longbow helps British defeat French (1415). [Br. Lit.: Henry V; Br. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 5]
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References to the Battle of Agincourt appear in several of the continuations of the chronicle, which take the history well into the fifteenth century.
He also notes that today's audiences expect to see scenes of carnage and battle that Shakespeare never even wrote, for example, the Battle of Agincourt from Henry V as staged in the Olivier and Kenneth Branagh films, "does not, in fact, exist, as it is fought offstage" (98).
to go in my In one dressing room rant before a crucial league game against Dorking FC, players look on bemused as he invokes the spirit of King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt, which he says happened 600 years ago that month.
THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT, edited by Anne Curry and Malcolm Mercer (Yale, PS30) PUBLISHED in partnership with The Royal Armouries, this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated book, provides a re-assessment of England's legendary victory on the muddy fields of Agincourt on October 25 1415.
THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT, edited bT y Anne Curry and Malcolm Mercer (Yale, PS30) PUBLISHED in partnership with The Royal Armouries, this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated book, provides a re-assessment of England's legendary victory on the muddy fields of Agincourt on October 25 1415.
The sword and helm of King Henry V were yesterday placed on the altar for the service to commemorate the Battle of Agincourt, in which members of the severely outnumbered English army - whose vital archers included hundreds of Welshmen - emerged victorious against their French counterparts.
And as we reflect - with the growth of Scottish nationalism and calls for the break up of Great Britain - on what it means to be English, the Battle of Agincourt looms large.
Firefighter Darren, 48, who is the station commander at Huddersfield Fire Station, wants to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt in authentic style.
The tournament, organised by Norton Archers, marked 600 years since the battle of Agincourt, a major English victory in the Hundred Years' War.
ST CRISPIN 1415: The Battle of Agincourt took place at which the heavily-outnumbered English Army of Henry V defeated the French.
The battle of Agincourt (October 1415), has long been acknowledged by historians and popular culture to be a defining moment in British history; for some, it also marks the downfall of chivalry and the ushering in of the Early Modern period.
Quotations about the battle of Agincourt flashing across the screen - that's what.