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Battle of Agincourt Oct 25 1415

Since school days I have found the Battle of Agincourt curiously appealing and quite interesting–even more so since my discovery that Thomas de Strickland was in the melee on King Henry V’s side, and that he carried the Banner of St. George, a signal honor. Among Thomas’ men-at-arms were the famous “Kendal Bowmen” and not long after the victory at Agincourt, Thomas was knighted, dropped the ‘de’, and was henceforth known as Sir Thomas Strickland of Sizergh Castle (which you see pictured before  you, above).

Today many of our notions about the events in 1415 at Agincourt, France come from Shakespeare’s play Henry V although as noted, the day’s efforts were well-documented in their time and closely researched ever since.

So because tomorrow, October 25, 2016,  is the battle’s 601st anniversary, here’s a brief HistoryPod video (audio) with a few details concerning the famous and highly significant battle:

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