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  Battle of Agincourt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The battle was fought in the defile formed by the wood of Agincourt and that of Tramecourt, at the northern exit of which the army under d'Albret, constable of France, had placed itself so as to bar the way to Calais against the English forces which had been campaigning on the Somme.
Recent experiments at Agincourt and elsewhere suggest that the English archers inflicted little damage on the heavily armored French knights and men-at-arms with their arrows because of the recent adoption of steel (rather than iron) for armor.
Agincourt 1415: Henry V, Sir Thomas Erpingham and the triumph of the English archers ed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Agincourt   (2050 words)

  
 channel4.com AGINCOURT
However, at Agincourt, an army of French knights came face to face with a new, ruthless force: an army of motivated individuals rather than a mass of feudal serfs.
Agincourt has become a classic symbol of national heroism in the face of impossible odds, but this film, based on first-hand accounts, tells the story from the point of view of the men in the thick of the battle.
From contemporary records, a dramatic and moving story emerges of the last and bloodiest pitched battle of the Middle Ages, in which combat based on chivalric codes of honour would be cast aside for a new and ruthless approach to warfare.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/A/agincourt   (431 words)

  
 ninemsn Encarta - Agincourt, Battle of
Agincourt, Battle of, military engagement during the Hundred Years' War, fought near the village of Agincourt (now Azincourt, in Pas-de-Calais Department), France, on October 25, 1415, between an English army under King Henry V of England and a French force under Charles d'Albret, constable of France.
Prior to the action, which took place in a narrow valley near Agincourt, Henry, a claimant to the French throne, had invaded France and seized the port of Harfleur.
Although Henry returned to England after Agincourt, his triumph paved the way for English domination of most of France until the middle of the 15th century.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558476/Agincourt_Battle_of.html   (373 words)

  
 Battle of Agincourt (Azincourt) - Americans in France
The Battle of Agincourt, spelled Azincourt by the French took place on the 25th of October 1415 in Northern France near the villages of Agincourt and Trame-court.
Today in Agincourt there is a museum dedicated to the battle - Centre Historique Médiéval that offers a very good overview of the battle, the weapons used and the causes and consequences of the clash at Agincourt.
Agincourt is accessible from the A26 or A16 Autoroutes and is a few hours from Calais.
www.americansinfrance.net /Attractions/Agincourt.cfm   (205 words)

  
 Ancestors at Agincourt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
After all, Agincourt was part of a war of aggression by one king against another: it has nothing to do with the reality or myth of the birth of democracy, which, for example, draws Americans to the self-interested baronial rebels of the Magna Carta.
Nicolas, in his 1832 book on Agincourt, prints a manuscript purporting to be a copy of a list of the knights and men-at-arms ('lances') present at the battle: there are some nine hundred names in all, listed in the retinues of about 70 peers, knights, or other leaders.
Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas, History of the Battle of Agincourt and of the expedition of Henry the Fifth into France in 1415, to which is added the roll of the men at arms in the English army.
home.earthlink.net /~nathanieltaylor/leaves/agincourt.html   (627 words)

  
 Agincourt 1415
Matthew Bennett’s essay is a forceful restatement of his previously published views on the battle, surveying the differing accounts of Agincourt and, whilst acknowledging the importance of the English bowmen, reminding us that the feats of the English men at arms proved equally important in deciding the day.
As she herself notes, it was the standards and banners, increasingly utilising simple national symbols such as the cross of St. George, that provided the real focus of medieval battles; in the press of the mêlée the intricacies of the heraldry of coat-armour would surely have been lost.
The archers of the battle of Agincourt, then, were an elite – the celebrated ‘yeomen archers’ of Hitchin’s essay – but were not necessarily the mainstay of the English army.
www.deremilitari.org /REVIEWS/review8.htm   (1091 words)

  
 Agincourt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agincourt, Meurthe-et-Moselle, a commune of the Meurthe-et-Moselle département in northeastern France
Agincourt, Ontario, a community in Scarborough, the eastern portion of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Several ships of the Royal Navy named HMS Agincourt after the battle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Agincourt   (123 words)

  
 Agincourt battle
A mob of peasants with three knights under the command of the Lord of Agincourt attacked the baggage train to the rear.
As the English could afford no more than a token guard, they were quickly overwhelmed and the attackers made off with their plunder, including one of Henry's crowns.
With the two first lines destroyed and the third slinking away, the battle of Agincourt was won.
www.geocities.com /beckster05/Agincourt/AgBattle.html   (2326 words)

  
 Agincourt
The Battle of Agincourt is probably one of the greatest victories in the history of English warfare.
Captured at Agincourt; one of the few noblemen whose life was spared, died in English captivity six years later.
DUC d’ ALENCON fought courageously and wounded the Duke of Gloucester,but was overpowered by the King’s bodyguard as he raised his hand in surrender.An English soldier, caught in the frenzied excitement of killing slew him with one blow of his battle-axe.
www.allthequeensmen.com /agincourt.htm   (1155 words)

  
 Battle of Agincourt
Agincourt, Battle of, military engagement during the Hundred Years' War, fought in France on October 25, 1415, between an English army under King Henry V of England and a French one under Charles d'Albret, constable of France.
Prior to the action, which took place in a narrow valley near the village of Agincourt (now Azincourt, in Pas-de-Calais Department), Henry, a claimant to the French throne, had invaded France and seized the port of Harfleur.
At the time of the action, Henry's army, weakened by disease and hunger, was en route to Calais, from which Henry planned to embark for England.
kgehr.tripod.com /bp/agincourt.htm   (700 words)

  
 Transitions Abroad - Independent Traveler Itinerary: The Road to Agincourt
Its count was taken prisoner at Agincourt and his heavy ransom impoverished the area.
As the visitor stands at the slight hill crest where the English waited for the charge of the French, the thin woods of Tramcourt are on the right, the forest of Agincourt is on the left.
The field has two memorials: one a simple granite obelisk with the name and date of the battle incised on it; the other an ossuary, a place of bones where the unclaimed French dead are buried.
www.transitionsabroad.com /publications/magazine/0101/road_to_agincourt.shtml   (677 words)

  
 AGINCOURT RESOURCES LTD : Australian Gold Producer and Exploration - Wiluna Gold Mine Western Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Agincourt Resources Limited is an independent Australian based gold producer and explorer with an international outlook.
Agincourt is committed to growth of shareholder value through successful exploration, synergistic acquisitions and application of advanced ore processing technology.
Agincourt strives for excellence in the areas of safety, environmental management and rehabilitation, and endeavours to achieve sustainable benefits for the communities in which it operates.
www.agincourtresources.com.au   (151 words)

  
 Agincourt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Agincourt field site was established in 1992 and is located in the Bushbuckridge District of South Africa.
Villages in Agincourt are primarily poor, the area is prone to drought, and has substantial labour migration (Tollman 1999).
Below are pictures of a family we met and interviewed, women that came by on their way to collect water, and a woman that came by with a load of wood for cooking.
ucsu.colorado.edu /~jillw/Agincourt.html   (132 words)

  
 BBC - History - The Battle of Agincourt and English claims to the French Crown 1415 - 1422   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Battle of Agincourt and English claims to the French Crown 1415 - 1422
Although he had to withstand early conspiracies by dissident parties, Henry V's accession was chiefly notable for the reactivation of the English claim to the French throne.
France was vulnerable because of a civil war between the Dukes of Orleans and Burgundy, and Henry was able to capture the port of Harfleur in 1415.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/timelines/britain/lmid_agincourt.shtml   (353 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: The Face of Battle : A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The point of view presented are those of the archers, the English and French knights on foot, the French mounted knights, as well as the prisoners, their captors, and the wounded.
The categories of experience had been multiplied by technological change between Agincourt and Waterloo, but the effect of technology by the Somme had been reduction: the two primary experiences were both infantry-as-target, either as a target of artillery or as a target of machine guns.
Agincourt is a fearful hand to hand and man to man conflict, Mr.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0140048979?v=glance   (2988 words)

  
 Cairns Day Tours, Reef and Dive Cruises - Agincourt Beachfront Apartments - Cairns, Australia.
Right here with the expert staff at the Agincourt Tour Desk who are friendly locals with years of experience and very able to give you expert advice as to the most appropriate tours for you to take.
A "must" for your stay while at Agincourt is to take the scenic railway to Kuranda - the village in the rainforest, returning on Skyrail, the world's longest cableway skimming over the rainforest canopy.
The Daintree Rainforest in situated in North Queensland's Wet Tropics World Heritage Area which covers an area of 894,000 hectares and is home to over 3000 species of fauna and an abundance of animal and birdlife among which are some of the world's most unique and endangered species.
www.agincourt.com.au /tourdesk.htm   (1166 words)

  
 Agincourt Manor
Agincourt Manor is a fine example of Victorian Architecture built in 1904 by a local merchant, Duncan Ferguson, his wife, and their seven children.
The house was renovated into a sevenplex apartment building by a successful lumber mill family in 1954-1956.
Agincourt Manor is very popular because it offers self-contained suites, which guarantee you personal privacy while visiting.
www.lodgingchannel.com /agincourtmanor   (139 words)

  
 Battle of Agincourt
Henry V positioned his army at Agincourt, between to wooded areas giving a frontage of 1100 metres.
Agincourt is one of the great Battles of Military History, and this victory enabled Henry V to return to France in 1417 and conquer all of Normandy.
The French Knights attack Henry V's English infantry lines and are repelled during the Battle of Agincourt, a victory for Henry V. Signed Limited Edition of 1,150 prints plus 50 artists proofs.
www.military-art.com /dhm1046.htm   (990 words)

  
 Agincourt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
For the Agincourt in Ontario, Canada, see Agincourt, Ontario.
Agincourt (Azincourt), a village of northern France in the départment of Pas de Calais, 14 miles to the north-west of Saint-Pol by road, famous on account of the victory, on October 25 1415, of Henry V of England over the French in the Battle of Agincourt.
The original museum of the battle featuring model knights fabricated from Action Man has given way to a more professional space with slide shows, audio commentary's and some interactive elements.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/ag/Agincourt.htm   (124 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Turbine plans stir Agincourt storm
The fields of Agincourt are just as muddy as on that fateful St Crispin's day of 1415 when the heavy armour of the French force weighed them down into the ploughed fields and the Welsh archers took aim.
Mayor of Agincourt Bernard Boulet says his region was chosen because it is particularly windy.
One of his neighbours says it will make electricity bills more expensive than they are and leave concrete scars at the end of their lifespan, though to be no more than 30 years.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/3439083.stm   (439 words)

  
 The Battle of Agincourt
Shakespeare's Henry V is a reasonably good source of information about Henry and Agincourt, but it has a few historical problems.
The Duke of York at Agincourt was an example.
While there are records of fatalities from knights falling off of their horses in tourneys, the most common cause of death was a splintered lance going through a helm's eye slits.
www.aginc.net /battle   (1118 words)

  
 Agincourt
The reason he was not is the miracle of Agincourt, one of the greatest victories in the face of outstanding odds in the history of warfare.
The expeditionary force of now six thousand Englishmen (having already lost 2000 soldiers and 2,000 too sick to fight) were in retreat, destined for the safe port of Calais, from where they intended to escape to England.
But the army was intercepted at Agincourt by the French Constable Charles d'Albret and an army 25,000 strong.
www.entwistlefamily.org.uk /agincourt.htm   (849 words)

  
 The Lions Clubof Agincourt
In 1944, Agincourt was a small farming town, north and east of the city of Toronto.
It's the Agincourt Lions season-opening Corn Roast, of course!
The Lions Club of Agincourt is proud to have been presented with the "Golden Web Award" by the International Association of Webmasters and Designers.
agincourtonca.lionwap.org   (817 words)

  
 HSDU: Agincourt programme publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Agincourt programme has generated an extensive body of published work.
Shackleton S. The approach and methods used in the Agincourt study: Practical guidelines and lessons.
Agincourt Health and Population Programme, Dept of Community Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1998.
www.wits.ac.za /hsdu/agpubs.htm   (694 words)

  
 AGINCOURT - LoveToKnow Article on AGINCOURT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The battle was fought in the defile formed by the wood of Agincourt and that of Trame-court, at the northern exit of which the army under d'Albret, constable of France, had placed itself so as to bar the way to Calais against the English forces which had been campaigning on the Somme.
The night of the 24th of October was spent by the two armies on the ground, and the English had but little shelter from the heavy rain which fell.
To properly cite this AGINCOURT article in your work, copy the complete reference below:
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 Agincourt, Battle of --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The third great English victory over the French in the Hundred Years' War was won on Oct. 25, 1415, near the village of Agincourt in northern France.
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 A Moment in Time: Agincourt - I
Lead: In the summer of 1415, against hopeless odds, the tiny army of King Henry V of England annihilated a much larger French Army near the village of Agincourt.
His army had been reduced by a third through fighting and dysentery and the French, who had awakened to the threat, were pursuing him with a huge army of armored knights and infantry.
Rather than surrender and hopelessly outnumbered, he turned to fight just short of the port of Calais at the little village of Agincourt.
ehistory.osu.edu /world/amit/display.cfm?amit_id=1956   (362 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Agincourt, France (French Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Agincourt, France (French Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
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There, on Oct. 25, 1415, Henry V of England defeated a much larger French army in the Hundred Years War (1337–1453).
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