An Eyewitness account of the Battle of Agincourt. The young de Wavrin observed the battle from the French lines and we join his account as the two armies. Battle of Agincourt, St. Alban’s Chronicle by Thomas 1, × 1,; KB . Wikiquote(1 entry). edit. eswikiquote Batalla de Agincourt. Batalla de Azincourt o de Agincourt – Arre caballo!.

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Henry’s archers fired lethal storms of arrows into this dense mass of humanity until the French began to retreat. The Battle of Agincourt UK: De gestis mirabilibus regis Edwardi Tertii.

The Battle of Agincourt,

Life and Campaigns of the Black Prince. Manchester University Press, His opponent’s force consisted primarily of knights who fought on foot and on horseback, supported by archers. They were successful for a time, forcing Henry to move aagincourt, away from Calais, to find a ford. The battle appears in “The campaign ofas an historical drama” by Christopher Godmond. The English army was also equipped with five ribauldequinan early form of cannon.

The tightness of the terrain also seems to have restricted the planned deployment of the French forces. Thus they went forward a little, then made a little retreat, but before they could come to close quarters, many of the French were disabled and wounded by the arrows; and when they came quite up to the English, they were, as has been said, so closely pressed one against another that none of them could lift their arms to strike their enemies, except some that were in front A fantasy take on the Hundred Years’ War, the novel depicts English and French forces as being supported by devils and angels.


Battle of Agincourt

Archived 6 April at the Wayback Machine. The Battle of Agincourt, 15th-century miniature, Enguerrand de Monstrelet.

By 24 October, both armies faced each other for battle, but the French declined, hoping for the arrival of more troops.

The French cavalry, despite being disorganised and not at full numbers, charged towards the longbowmen, but it was a disaster, with the French knights unable to outflank the longbowmen because of the encroaching woodland and unable to charge through the forest of sharpened stakes that protected the archers.

The Duke of Brabant about 2, men[37] the Duke of Anjou about men[37] and the Duke of Brittany 6, men, according to Monstrelet[38] were all marching to join the army.

The cavalry force, which could have devastated the English line if it had attacked while they moved their stakes, charged only after the initial volley of arrows from the English. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford; editors This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat Archived from the original on 25 April Instead, the French were commanded by Constable Charles d’Albret and various prominent French noblemen of the Armagnac party.

The trial ranged widely over whether there was just cause for war and not simply the prisoner issue.

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According to most chroniclers, Henry’s fear was that the prisoners who, in an unusual turn of events, actually outnumbered their captors would realize their advantage in numbers, rearm themselves with the weapons strewn about the field and overwhelm the exhausted English forces. The Battle of Agincourtwww.


Part of the Hundred Years’ War —53 phase. The archers then dropped their bows, picked up what weapons they could find and joined the English knights in slaying their foe.

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Archived from the original on 9 May Jean le Bel estimated 1, dead knights and 15,—16, others. On the morning of October 25, the two armies faced one another on a recently plowed field muddied by an overnight rain and constricted by woodlands on either side.

Each man-at-arms could be expected to have a page, who would have ridden one of his spare horses. The French force may have numbered between 12, and 25, the majority of these being knights. The lead character Thomas of Hookton, is an English archer who fights in the battle.

The English, who were drawn up in three bataola and seated on the ground, on seeing their enemies advance, arose boldly and fell into their ranks This use of stakes could have been inspired by the Battle of Nicopolis ofwhere forces of the Ottoman Empire used the tactic against French cavalry.

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