Agincourt 600 Charity

Agincourt 600 Charity The Battle of Agincourt, 25th October 1415 - Join us in the 600th anniversary commemorations of one of the most famous events in history. On 19 November 1414 it was announced in parliament that Henry V intended to invade France as the rightful claimant to the French throne.

On 23 November 1415 he returned to London in triumph. Come with us as we explore week-by-week during this exciting year the preparations, campaign and aftermath. The Battle of Agincourt that took place on the 25th of October 1415 is a fascinating but controversial battle. As we commemorate the 600th anniversary of the battle, we will help you explore some of its facts, secrets and myths. Over the anniversary year we will be posting questions and answering them in our blog. From the 19th of November 2014, thorugh the year leading up to the anniversary of the battle, we will be writing a weekly account of preparations for the campaign and then the campaign itself. But until then here are some interesting articles to whet your appetite.

Mission: The advancement of the arts, culture and heritage of the United Kingdom In the year 2015, the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt, commemorate both sides who fought in this battle; Organise public events to explore the battle in its context and draw attention to its iconic place in British history; These events, open to the public, will include a service of commemoration, exhibitions, academic conferences, a concert of French and English 15th century music, a one man show, a guided walk in the City of London and fund-raising events; Publish guides that explain the artefacts relating to the battle for use by the general public; Organise the planting of "Agincourt Oak Trees" across the country to produce stands and woods of these trees; Work towards closer ties with the countries that now represent the main combatants, namely France, Belgium, Luxemburg and the United Kingdom. The advancement of education Promote, sustain and increase individual and collective knowledge and understanding of the battle of Agincourt and the Hundred Years' War; Organise public events such as lectures, conferences and guided tours that link the battle with modern British life; Add to the collective knowledge of the period through support of postgraduate research; Develop the individual capabilities, competences, skills and understanding of those involved in research and curatorial activities relevant to the battle. The advancement of the amateur sport of archery and fencing for the disabled Support appropriate courses in archery and fencing for the disabled; Contribute to the costs of these courses and the attendance at them by individuals; Develop the individual capabilities, competences and skills of those involved in these courses.

24/11/2015
Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 23-29 November 1415 –...

This is the final blog post for the website thanks to everybody who has followed this over the course of the past year. 23-29 November 1415 – Henry’s Procession into London - On 23 November 1415, Henry returned to the city of London in triumph with the Corporation of London putting on extravagant displays of pageantry to celebrate the king’s victory. This evidently made a deep impression on contemporaries, with the chronicler Thomas Walsingham stating that the reception of the king was so brilliant and varied that it would require a special treatise to record it adequately. http://www.agincourt600.com/23-29-november-1415-henrys-procession-into-london/

23 Nov 2015dan spencer0Tales 23-29 November 1415 – Henry’s Procession into London By Dan Spencer This is the last blog post on the website, as we have covered the period from November 1414 to November 1415. Thank you for taking in an interest in the story of Agincourt and be sure to take a look at…

18/11/2015
Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 16-22 November 1415 –...

16-22 November 1415 – Henry Returns to England - Several chronicles tell us that Henry arrived back in England on 16 November at Dover and then made his way towards London. He was no longer accompanied by the army, which had been disbanded at Calais and transported in stages to different ports, such as Sandwich, Dover, Portsmouth and Southampton. Instead he was only accompanied by a relatively small entourage and his most important prisoners, such as Charles, duke of Orléans, the duke of Bourbon, the counts of Eu, Vendóme and Richemont, and Marschal Boucicaut. http://www.agincourt600.com/16-22-november-1415-henry-returns-to-england/

18 Nov 2015dan spencer0Tales 16-22 November 1415 – Henry Returns to England By Dan Spencer Several chronicles tell us that Henry arrived back in England on 16 November at Dover and then made his way towards London. He was no longer accompanied by the army, which had been disbanded at Calais and tran…

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Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 9-15 November 1415 –...

9-15 November 1415 – Parliament Continues to Sit, Prisoners from the Surrender of Harfleur - At the opening of parliament in the previous week, Henry Beaufort, bishop of Winchester, had recounted the progress of the army in France and the king’s need for further money to continue the enterprise. This was recognised by the members of parliament who agreed to speed up from 2 February 1416 to 13 December 1415 the collection of taxation granted in the previous year; they also consented to a further grant of a whole tenth and fifteenth which would be collected in November 1416. http://www.agincourt600.com/9-15-november-1415-parliament-continues-to-sit-prisoners-from-the-surrender-of-harfleur/

11 Nov 2015dan spencer0Tales 9-15 November 1415 – Parliament Continues to Sit, Prisoners from the Surrender of Harfleur By Dan Spencer At the opening of parliament in the previous week, Henry Beaufort, bishop of Winchester, had recounted the progress of the army in France and the king’s need for fur…

2-8 November 1415 – Opening of Parliament - At Calais Henry debated whether to continue the campaign. The Latin lives of...
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Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 2-8 November 1415 –...

2-8 November 1415 – Opening of Parliament - At Calais Henry debated whether to continue the campaign. The Latin lives of the 1430s claim that he consulted his men ‘whether, as ought to follow a great victory, he should go on to besiege neighbouring towns and castle’. Ardres was mentioned as a specific target. French local records reveal fears that Henry would attack Boulogne. But at the end of the day, Henry decided to demobilise his army. Over the course of this and following weeks soldiers from the army were gradually transported back to England where they were disbanded. http://www.agincourt600.com/2-8-november-1415-opening-of-parliament/

04 Nov 2015dan spencer0Tales 2-8 November 1415 – Opening of Parliament By Dan Spencer At Calais Henry debated whether to continue the campaign. The Latin lives of the 1430s claim that he consulted his men ‘whether, as ought to follow a great victory, he should go on to besiege neighbouring towns and…

28/10/2015
Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 26 October – 1 November...

26 October – 1 November 1415 – The Aftermath and News of the Battle - The English left the battlefield on 26 October and arrived at Calais three days later. The chronicles of Titus Livius and Pseudo-Elmham state that Henry stayed at Guínes Castle (an English held castle a short distance from Calais) on 28 October before making a ceremonial entry into Calais the following day. http://www.agincourt600.com/26-october-1-november-1415-the-aftermath-and-news-of-the-battle/

28 Oct 2015dan spencer0Tales 26 October – 1 November 1415 – The Aftermath and News of the Battle By Dan Spencer The English left the battlefield on 26 October and arrived at Calais three days later. The chronicles of Titus Livius and Pseudo-Elmham state that Henry stayed at Guínes Castle (an English…

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Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 25 October 1415 – The...

25 October 1415 – The Battle of Agincourt - It was an early start for the soldiers of both armies on the morning of 25 October, with the men assembling for battle soon after daybreak (around 6:40 AM on that day). http://www.agincourt600.com/25-october-1415-the-battle-of-agincourt/

24 Oct 2015dan spencer0Tales 25 October 1415 – The Battle of Agincourt By Dan Spencer It was an early start for the soldiers of both armies on the morning of 25 October, with the men assembling for battle soon after daybreak (around 6:40 AM on that day). Time was set aside for observing religious p…

20/10/2015
Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 600th Anniversary of the...

Recordings of papers given at the conference marking the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt are online - http://www.agincourt600.com/600th-anniversary-of-the-battle-of-agincourt-conference-recordings-are-now-online/

20 Oct 2015dan spencer0News 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt Conference, recordings are now online The 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt Conference took place at the University of Southampton from 31 July to 3 August. There was a range of papers given on subjects pertaining to…

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Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 19-24 October – The Final...

19-24 October – The Final March to Agincourt - On 19 October the English army was finally able to cross the River Somme, most likely at Béthencourt and Voyennes to the south of Péronne. http://www.agincourt600.com/19-24-october-the-final-march-to-agincourt/

20 Oct 2015dan spencer0Tales 19-24 October – The Final March to Agincourt By Dan Spencer On 19 October the English army was finally able to cross the River Somme, most likely at Béthencourt and Voyennes to the south of Péronne. According to the author of the Gesta Henrici Quinti, Henry had sent out…

14/10/2015
Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 12-18 October 1415 – The...

12-18 October 1415 – The March Across France - The march across France continued this week, with the author of the Gesta Henrici Quinti reporting that the army had reached Eu, on the border of Ponthieu, on 12 October http://www.agincourt600.com/12-18-october-1415-the-march-across-france/

14 Oct 2015dan spencer0Tales 12-18 October 1415 – The March Across France By Dan Spencer The march across France continued this week, with the author of the Gesta Henrici Quinti reporting that the army had reached Eu, on the border of Ponthieu, on 12 October. Some chronicle accounts state that the t…

5-11 October 1415 – The departure of the army from Harfleur - According to the author of the Gesta Henrici Quinti, the a...
05/10/2015
Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 5-11 October 1415 – The...

5-11 October 1415 – The departure of the army from Harfleur - According to the author of the Gesta Henrici Quinti, the army left Harfleur on 8 October on its march to Calais, which coincided with the second quarter of service for the army, which started on 6-7 October. http://www.agincourt600.com/5-11-october-1415-the-departure-of-the-army-from-harfleur/

05 Oct 2015dan spencer0Tales 5-11 October 1415 – The departure of the army from Harfleur By Dan Spencer According to the author of the Gesta Henrici Quinti, the army left Harfleur on 8 October on its march to Calais, which coincided with the second quarter of service for the army, which started on 6…

Did Henry send archers to ambush the French at Tramecourt during the battle of Agincourt? ‘Elsewhere the king of England...
05/10/2015
Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » Did Henry send archers to...

Did Henry send archers to ambush the French at Tramecourt during the battle of Agincourt? ‘Elsewhere the king of England sent about 200 archers behind his army so that they would not be spotted by the French...' http://www.agincourt600.com/did-henry-send-archers-to-ambush-the-french-at-tramecourt-during-the-battle-of-agincourt/

05 Oct 2015dan spencer0History Did Henry send archers to ambush the French at Tramecourt during the battle of Agincourt? By Dan Spencer The accounts of the Burgundian chroniclers, Enguerrand de Monstrelet, Jean Waurin and Jean Le Fèvre (for more information about these writers click here) record tha…

‘For I am Welsh you know’ – Welshmen, Myth and Reality at Agincourt - by Dr Adam Chapman - http://www.agincourt600.com/f...
03/10/2015
Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » ‘For I am Welsh you know’...

‘For I am Welsh you know’ – Welshmen, Myth and Reality at Agincourt - by Dr Adam Chapman - http://www.agincourt600.com/for-i-am-welsh-you-know-welshmen-myth-and-reality-at-agincourt/

03 Oct 2015dan spencer0History ‘For I am Welsh you know’ – Welshmen, Myth and Reality at Agincourt By Dr Adam Chapman “Your majesty says very true: if your majestie is remembered of it, the Welshmen did good service in a garden where leeks did grow, wearing leeks in their Monmouth caps; which, your…

Agincourt 1415: Myth and Reality free online starts on the 19th October for two weeks and is open to anyone in the world...
01/10/2015
Agincourt 1415 - University of Southampton

Agincourt 1415: Myth and Reality free online starts on the 19th October for two weeks and is open to anyone in the world to sign up for and to take part in. The lead educators on this course are Professor Anne Curry and Dan Spencer. Find more information at: www.futurelearn.com/courses/Agincourt

Mark the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, exploring its history and legacy, with this free online course.

28 September-4 October 1415 – The installation of a garrison at Harfleur and the decision to march the army overland to ...
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Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 28 September-4 October...

28 September-4 October 1415 – The installation of a garrison at Harfleur and the decision to march the army overland to Calais - This week saw the installation of a large garrison into Harfleur and preparations for the army to leave the town for the march across France. http://www.agincourt600.com/28-september-4-october-1415-the-installation-of-a-garrison-at-harfleur-and-the-decision-to-march-the-army-overland-to-calais/

30 Sep 2015dan spencer0Tales 28 September-4 October 1415 – The installation of a garrison at Harfleur and the decision to march the army overland to Calais By Dan Spencer This week saw the installation of a large garrison into Harfleur and preparations for the army to leave the town for the march ac…

14-20 September 1415 – English assaults on Harfleur - The course of the siege reached a critical stage this week, with a...
16/09/2015
Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 14-20 September 1415 –...

14-20 September 1415 – English assaults on Harfleur - The course of the siege reached a critical stage this week, with a number of English assaults launched on the town, which led to negotiations for its surrender. http://www.agincourt600.com/14-20-september-1415-english-assaults-on-harfleur/

16 Sep 2015dan spencer0Tales 14-20 September 1415 – English assaults on Harfleur By Dan Spencer The course of the siege reached a critical stage this week, with a number of English assaults launched on the town, which led to negotiations for its surrender. In the preceding few weeks the besiegers h…

7-13 September 1415 – Disease and Deaths during the Siege of Harfleur - http://www.agincourt600.com/7-13-september-1415-...
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Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 7-13 September 1415 –...

7-13 September 1415 – Disease and Deaths during the Siege of Harfleur - http://www.agincourt600.com/7-13-september-1415-disease-and-deaths-during-the-siege-of-harfleur/

08 Sep 2015dan spencer0Tales 7-13 September 1415 – Disease and Deaths during the Siege of Harfleur By Dan Spencer As the siege of Harfleur dragged on this week, losses began to mount among the English besiegers with deaths and illnesses caused by the outbreak of disease due to the unsanitary condi…

31 August – 6 September 1415 – The Siege continues - The siege of Harfleur continued this week with the English attacker...
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Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 31 August – 6 September...

31 August – 6 September 1415 – The Siege continues - The siege of Harfleur continued this week with the English attackers using a variety of methods against the defenders of the town. http://www.agincourt600.com/31-august-6-september-1415-the-siege-continues/

02 Sep 2015dan spencer0Tales 31 August – 6 September 1415 – The Siege continues By Dan Spencer The siege of Harfleur continued this week with the English attackers using a variety of methods against the defenders of the town. This included the digging of mines under the walls, with the intention of…

24-30 August 1415 – The Bombardment of Harfleur - The bombardment of the town could now begin, as the English guns and o...
26/08/2015
Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 24-30 August 1415 – The...

24-30 August 1415 – The Bombardment of Harfleur - The bombardment of the town could now begin, as the English guns and other siege engines were now in place and were protected by trenches and wooden mantlets. http://www.agincourt600.com/24-30-august-1415-the-bombardment-of-harfleur/

26 Aug 2015dan spencer0Tales 24-30 August 1415 – The Bombardment of Harfleur By Dan Spencer The bombardment of the town could now begin, as the English guns and other siege engines were now in place and were protected by trenches and wooden mantlets. The author of the Gesta Henrici Quinti gives a vi…

17-23 August 1415 – The Siege of Harfleur begins - The siege of Harfleur began this week with the English attempting to ...
19/08/2015
Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 17-23 August 1415 – The...

17-23 August 1415 – The Siege of Harfleur begins - The siege of Harfleur began this week with the English attempting to encircle the town so that the inhabitants would be unable to bring in supplies or reinforcements. http://www.agincourt600.com/17-23-august-1415-the-siege-of-harfleur-begins/

19 Aug 2015dan spencer0Tales 17-23 August 1415 – The Siege of Harfleur begins By Dan Spencer The siege of Harfleur began this week with the English attempting to encircle the town so that the inhabitants would be unable to bring in supplies or reinforcements. Harfleur was a large settlement with per…

10-16 August 1415 – The expedition sets sail to France! - As he prepared to set sail on 11 August Henry V appointed his ...
12/08/2015
Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 10-16 August 1415 – The...

10-16 August 1415 – The expedition sets sail to France! - As he prepared to set sail on 11 August Henry V appointed his middle brother John, duke of Bedford as keeper of the realm. http://www.agincourt600.com/10-16-august-1415-the-expedition-sets-sail-to-france/

12 Aug 2015dan spencer0Tales 10-16 August 1415 – The expedition sets sail to France! By Dan Spencer As he prepared to set sail on 11 August Henry V appointed his middle brother John, duke of Bedford as keeper of the realm. His eldest brother, Thomas duke of Clarence, and his youngest brother Humphre…

3-9 August 1415 – Violence in Salisbury, the Trial of the Southampton Plotters and the embarkation of the Army - Soldier...
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Agincourt600 – Commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt » 3-9 August 1415 –...

3-9 August 1415 – Violence in Salisbury, the Trial of the Southampton Plotters and the embarkation of the Army - Soldiers were still moving through southern England to join the expedition. On 4 August tension between soldiers and the inhabitants of Salisbury led to violence. The ledger book of Salisbury records that men from Lancashire lodged at Fisherton, led by James Harrington ‘attacked many of the city’s men on Fisherton bridge, driving them off with arrows and swords and killing four of them with arrows’. http://www.agincourt600.com/3-9-august-1415-violence-in-salisbury-the-trial-of-the-southampton-plotters-and-the-embarkation-of-the-army/

05 Aug 2015dan spencer0Tales 3-9 August 1415 – Violence in Salisbury, the Trial of the Southampton Plotters and the embarkation of the Army By Dan Spencer Soldiers were still moving through southern England to join the expedition. On 4 August tension between soldiers and the inhabitants of Salisbury…

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