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  Azincourt Alliance Battle of Azincourt
The battle, which was fought on St Crispin's day, is commemorated in the "Crispin Crispian" speech in the play Henry V (c.1600 and 1632) by Shakespeare and made into a film starring Sir Laurence Olivier (c.1944) with a later version starring Kenneth Brannagh (c.1989).
The battle was fought between an English army commanded by King Henry V of England and the French army commanded by 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.
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 Battle of Agincourt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The battle is notable for the use of the English longbow, which helped the English compensate for their inferior numbers.
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.
French accounts state that, prior to the battle, Henry V gave a speech reassuring his nobles that if the French prevailed, the English nobles would be spared, to be captured and ransomed instead.
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 Agincourt battle
Both armies rose before dawn and assembled for battle, the English numbering 5000 archers and 900 men-at-arms and the French between 20-30,000.
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.
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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
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.
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.
The English remained a considerable time on the field, and seeing they were delivered from their enemies, and that night was approaching, they retreated in a body to Maisoncelles, where they had lodged the preceding night: they again fixed their quarters there, carrying with them many of their wounded.
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 Battle of Azincourt 1415 France
Azincourt has a very good Medieval Centre where you can learn all about the battle.
The battle of Azincourt was on the 25th, October 1415.
The French had forgotten how effective the longbow was at an earlier battle of Crecy in 1346.
www.a-taste-of-france.com /battle-azincourt.html   (294 words)

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 Azincourt Battle 1415
The new centre at Azincourt - the battle marked the beginning of the end for the medieval knight in armour
They hailed arrows from massed ranks of longbow archers on the French cavalry, who slithered around in the mud and rain, unable to escape because of their clumsy armour and the surrounding forests.
Azincourt is on D71, off D928 about 4km S of Fruges.
www.theotherside.co.uk /tm-heritage/visit/visit-azincourt-battle.htm   (502 words)

 Battle of Agincourt
It is possible to follow his route on the map (from Bacquet's Azincourt.) He followed the coast to the Somme but unlike Edward III in the march leading up to Crecy, did not cross at the mouth of the river.
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.
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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.
www.juniorgeneral.org /agincourt/agincourt.html   (1300 words)

 Relations with the English
French warlord William the Conqueror led an army from Normandy across the Channel to slaughter most of the aristocracy of Anglo-Saxon England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
In 1415 English King Henry V won a famous battle where his archers slaughtered a much bigger army of French knights.
Continuous wars at sea and across the Continent eventually led to the successful invasion of France in 1814 by an alliance of Enland and all the neighbouring countries that France had conquered.
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 Azincourt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Azincourt (sometimes: Agincourt) is a village and commune of northern France in the Pas-de-Calais département, 14 miles to the north-west of Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise 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 commentaries and some interactive elements.
The village holds a festival commemorating the battle, featuring various stalls and displays, every alternate year, the next being in July 2007 [1].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Azincourt   (155 words)

 TEXT: Battle at Azincourt
The Azincourt Alliance are working in conjunction with the Museum at Azincourt (Centre Historique Médiéval) and the Board of Tourism to organise on their behalf a battle re-enactment set during the campaigns of the One Hundred Years war.
At Fruges there is a large supermarket on the right at the top of the hill leaving town, Champions, the last before Azincourt where you can also buy the cheapest petrol and diesel around.
Azincourt is sign posted; turning left into town follow the signs to the museum and the event entrance is directly opposite the main museum car park.
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 The Battle of Agincourt
They were devastating against foot soldiers, and even the knights were at severe risk, as their horses couldn't carry enough armor to protect them at all.
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.
The battlefield was a freshly plowed field, and at the time of the battle, it had been raining continuously for several days.
www.aginc.net /battle   (1118 words)

 Amazon.com: Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England: Books: Juliet Barker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Barker, a British biographer (The Brontës) and accomplished medievalist, brings an excellent synergy of academic and literary skills to this study of the 1415 British campaign in France and the battle that was its climax, around which she elaborately reconstructs the conflict's antecedents.
A seeming inconsistency is that the battle and the book are referred to as `Agincourt', but the castle near where the battle took place is called `Azincourt'.
For the French the battle is brief and disastrous.
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 Battle of Agincourt Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 calvary charge was blunted by concentrated English longbow firing, the muddy field, and wooden stakes the English archers had driven into the ground.
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 Battle of Agincourt - Icons of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
i am told the Battle of Agincourt also gives us the two fingered salute, the french would cut off the fingers of any archers that were captured, so as an insult our archers would raise them to the enemy as if to say "i've still got mine!"
Where a smaller English army turned and beat and overwhelmingly powerful French army.
Comment on Battle of Agincourt posted 2006-02-22 by I.
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 Descendants of Jean de Bethencourt
Since Jean III must have been born no later than 1345, at the youngest, he would have been 70 at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.
It seems highly unlikely that he would participate in a battle at such an advanced age.
It also seems clear from other sources that Jean III died in the Battle of Cocherel in 1364.
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