Discover The Battle of Agincourt (1415)

The English victory at Agincourt was a key battle in the Hundred Years' War. We will examine the background to the battle, the arms, armour and tactics used and explain how King Henry V’s small, tired, starving and desperate army was able to smash a numerically superior and better armed French force. Many of the facts and figures associated with the battle have been lost or mythologised over the past 600 years. This session will present the latest findings from examination of historical documents to give a clearer picture of exactly what happened on 25 October 1415.


SUGGESTED READING

  • The Battle of Agincourt, Wikipedia.org
  • The English Long Bow, Wikipedia.org
  • Azincourt, Bernard Cornwell


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this session students should be able to:

  1. Understand the background to the Hundred Years' War.
  2. Understand Henry V’s motivation to invading France in 1415.
  3. Appreciate the arms, armour and tactics used in medieval warfare.
  4. Understand the use of primary source documents to establish facts in history.
  5. Understand the main phases of the Battle of Agincourt and its aftermath.
  6. Appreciate the battlefield site today and the insight provided by both the ground and the museum displays.
$49 Limited

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09 Nov

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