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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Battle of Agincourt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Battle of Agincourt was fought on October 25, 1415 as part of the Hundred Years' War between the heavily outnumbered army of King Henry V of England and that of Charles VI of France.
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.
It is probable that the usual three "battles" were drawn up in line, each with its archers on the flanks and the dismounted men-at-arms in the centre; the archers being thrown forward in wedge-shaped salients, almost exactly as at the Battle of Crécy.
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 Battle of agincourt - Agincourt battle
The Battle of Agincourt is rather well documented for an event of the 15th century.
The battles of Crecy (1346), Poitiers (1356), and Agincourt (1415) became the stuff of legend and ushered in a new age of military professionalism.
Battle of Agincourt (Oct. 25, 1415), decisive victory of the English over the French in the Hundred Years' War.
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 Agincourt, Battle of - ninemsn Encarta
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.
In the battle, which was preceded by heavy rains, the French troops were at a disadvantage because of their weighty armour, the narrowness of the battleground, the muddy terrain, and the faulty tactics of their superiors, notably in using massed formations against a mobile enemy.
The battle, which was fought on St Crispin's day, is commemorated in the “Crispin Crispian” speech in the play Henry V.
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 Battle of Agincourt - MSN Encarta
Battle of Agincourt, 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, Henry, a claimant to the French throne, had invaded France and seized the port of Harfleur.
In the battle, which was preceded by heavy rains, the French troops were at a disadvantage because of their weighty armor, the narrowness of the battleground, the muddy terrain, and the faulty tactics of their superiors, notably in using massed formations against a mobile enemy.
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 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.
This battle between the English lead by King Henry V and the French lead by the Constable d'Albret was a total victory for the English who were outnumbered by almost 6 to 1.
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.
www.americansinfrance.net /Attractions/Agincourt.cfm   (205 words)

  
 Battle of Agincourt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The battle was fought in the defile (gorge) formed by the wood of Agincourt (close to the modern village of Azincourt) and that of Tramecourt.
The legend of the English as underdogs at Agincourt was definitely given credence in popular English culture with William Shakespeare's Henry V in 1599.
Agincourt 1415: Henry V, Sir Thomas Erpingham and the triumph of the English archers ed.
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 Agincourt, Battle of
Agincourt, Battle Of Battle fought on 25 October 1415 at Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War, between Henry V of England and a much larger force of French under a divided command.
Henry proceeded parallel with the 25,000-strong French force towards Agincourt, where he was finally brought to bay, initially deploying his forces with archers at the flanks.
The French leaders were so confident of victory that they did not dispose their forces (some 10,000 men-at-arms with 15–20,000 supporting infantry) properly; most of the French dismounted, abandoning wings of cavalry intended to charge and drive off the archers.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0002799.html   (463 words)

  
 Agincourt battle
The rules of chivalry dictate that the field of battle should favor neither side but the French freely took up a position that was disadvantageous to them.
The Duke of Barabant, arriving late to the battle due to a christening party the previous night led a brief charge which was quickly broken up and for which he lost his life.
With the two first lines destroyed and the third slinking away, the battle of Agincourt was won.
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 Family Chronicle - Master Page Template
As the battle progressed, the French became aware of the scale of the disaster.
Although the army returned to England, further expeditionary forces won battle after battle until in 1420 Charles VI agreed that on his death Henry would acquire the title King of France and gave his daughter Catherine in marriage to Henry.
Agincourt was a brilliant flash of English glory but had little effect on long term history and does not qualify as a world changing event.
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The Battle of Agincourt formed the climax of Henry V's invasion of France in 1415, and was practically the last great English martial achievement of the Hundred Years' War.
The Battle of Agincourt cost France at least half the nobility, including the Constable, 3 dukes, 90 lords and 1,560 knights besides a host of men-at-arms and cross bowmen.
The English losses were astonishingly light - but included in their number the stout Duke of York, commander of the left wing, who was stifled in his armor beneath a pile of slain - a fate that befell many more on the field.
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 Battle of Agincourt - Military History Wiki
The battle which took place at Agincourt, France in 1415, has been widely perceived as one of the major battles in history where a distinct advantage was gained by an advance in military weaponry and technology.
It is more likely that the battle was won through clever tactics, and the intelligent use of terrain by King Henry V. The English army was starving and exhausted after spending days trying to outmanoever French Forces.
The French Forces were decimated, and King Henry was declared winner of the battle, which he names for the nearby castle of Agincourt.
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 Battle of Agincourt
Notwithstanding this, the greater part of the officers of his household, well knowing that a battle must be near at hand, set out, unknown to him, to join the French in the ensuing combat with the English.
Shortly after, the constable arrived near to Agincourt; and the whole French army, being then formed into one body, was encamped on the plain, each man under his banner, excepting those of low degree, who lodged themselves as well as they could in the adjoining villages.
During the heat of the combat, when the English had gained the upper hand and made several prisoners, news was brought to king Henry that the French were attacking his rear, and had already captured the greater part of his baggage and sumpter-horses.
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 Battle of Agincourt - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The end result was that d'Albret managed to force Henry into fighting a battle that, given the state of his army, he would have preferred to avoid.
It should be noted that these palings were an innovation: at Crécy and Poitiers, two other similar battles between the French and the English, the archers had not had them.
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.
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 Battle of Agincourt - Icons of England
By the end of the battle, English losses were put at 113, the French at around 5000.
It was all part of the Hundred Years’ War, and one of the reasons Henry V was recognised by the French as heir to their throne in the Treaty of Troyes in 1420.
Agincourt, even more than Waterloo, is the quintissential English victory.
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 Curry - The Battle of Agincourt. Sources and Interpretations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Battles, by definition, are dramatic events, characterized by unity in time, space, and action.
She has also provided another fifty-odd pages of fiscal and administrative accounts relating to the battle, such as service indentures, pay accounts, letters written during the campaign, and the relatively recently-discovered French battle plan drawn up a week or two prior to the engagement.
The collection of source material is so extensive, and the translations are generally so clear and reliable, that in two articles I recently wrote on the campaign and battle of Agincourt, I was able to refer readers to Curry’s volume for the large majority of my footnotes.
www.deremilitari.org /REVIEWS/Curry_Agincourt.htm   (437 words)

  
 Battle of Agincourt
In this battle between the French and English, the French were overwhelmingly favored to win.
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.
I would like to clarify an innaccuracy on your pages concerning the battle of Agincourt and the threat to cut off fingers.
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 History of The Battle of Agincourt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Battle of Agincourt occurred on 25 October, 1415.
The terrain was thickly wooded with trees which worked to the advantage of the English archers and foot soldiers; the assaults continued out of the woods and into the surrounding fields.
After his death in 1422, Joan of Arc rallied the French and the English were gradually driven from France, leaving only Calais in their possession.
www.tasher.net /agincourt_history.htm   (273 words)

  
 Battle of Agincourt
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.
While the highlight of the book is the Battle of Agincourt, there are a number of battles of almost equal military interest; indeed the Battle of Verneuil has been described by a French writer as 'un seconde Azincourt'.
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 The Battle of Agincourt - French Culture
Many of the artifacts on display have never been seen outside of the United Kingdom, and on the third floor of the museum, exhibits extol and explain the use of arms and armor from the year 1066 to the dawn of the 19th century.
Tucked into a corner of this area is a display dedicated to the Battle at Agincourt, with an accompanying video that explains how the battle was fought, and why the British emerged victorious.
For Henry, the road to Agincourt was already plagued with a variety of problems: There was a dysentery epidemic raging throughout the surrounding countryside, and food rations were running short.
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 Battle of Agincourt (1415 AD)
Henry deployed his army so that heavy woods would protect both of his flanks, forcing the French to attack across a narrow front, negating much of their manpower advantage.
As the battle began the Duke of Orleans led a wild cavalry charge against the archers on the English left.
Battle 2: The French generals in this battle had an excellent plan.
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 Agincourt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Henry was forced to give battle, but the French knights were so confident of victory that they allowed Henry to choose the battlefield.
The battle was fought on 25 October 1415 and was one of the most important and decisive battles of the Hundred Years War.
The main reason for the English success was the use of the longbow as a long-range weapon.
www.malton.n-yorks.sch.uk /MSWeb/HistoryZone/wars/agincourt.html   (582 words)

  
 [Jeanne d'Arc]>> Battle>Agincourt
The French formed their army three lines deep with 8000 men-at-arms and 1,600 heavily armoured cavalry in the first battle, 3,000-6,000 men-at-arms and 4,000 archers and crossbowmen in the second battle, and 8,000-10,000 cavalry in the third battle.
With the battle hanging in the balance, the third French battle lost heart and the majority of it's horsemen left the field.
By this stage of the battle, the dead were stacked in heaps and the French woundedlay strewn across the field.
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 Cross Of StGeorge - Agincourt
The build up to this battle can be traced back to the Norman invasion of Britain in 1066.
These had however been eroded and despite a brilliant military campaign by Edward III which included the battle of Crecy (1346) and Poitiers (1356) by Henry's time the possessions amounted to little more than a few scattered properties and Calais.
Finally the French reserves led by the Duke of Brabant made a last heroic attempt to break the English line, but he effectively joined a lost battle just in time to be killed.
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 Battle of Agincourt
The English were aligned in a long thin line, whereas the French were battle behind battle, with flanking forces near the first battle.
Burne also argues that the French were more focussed on the men at arms than on the archers and ignored the attack of the archers, to their disadvantage.
It is brings the major players to life in a way that the reader comes to understand their motivations and allegiances with biographical sketches woven throughout the book.
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 Battle of Agincourt Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
On 25 October 1415, the French forces blocked the road to Calais and challenged Henry to battle.
The first round of arrows to strike the French ignited a calvary charge and the battle was joined.
The battle turned into a rout and the French departed the field.
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