Agincourt Places

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A few articles to whet your appetite:

The Forest of Dean and Sir John Greyndour (d.1416)

By Roger Thomas A significant local landowner in the Forest of Dean, Sir John was closely associated with the local freeminers who travelled to France as part of the war effort. He had a long military career before Agincourt, notably in the wars against Welsh leader Owain Glyndŵr in battles at Shrewsbury, Grosmont and Pwll Melyn in the early 1400s. The indenture signed by Sir John in 1415 supplied Henry V’s forces with a company of 30 archers and 120 miners, believed to be from the Forest of Dean. It...
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Pontefract Castle

By Simon Leach From June 1417, both Charles duc d’Orleans and Marshall Boucicaut, captured at Agincourt and held for ransom, were held prisoner at Pontefract Castle.  Their gaoler was the Constable of Pontefract Castle, Robert Waterton, who in 1399 had been given custody of Richard II. The prisoners appear to have been given a fair degree of liberty as they were regularly allowed to visit Waterton’s estate at Methley, six miles away, where the hunting was particularly good. Henry V became suspicious of the friendship which developed between the duke...
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Sycharth Castle, Powys

By Stephen Cooper Sycharth Castle is difficult to find; but it lies close to a minor road, off the B4580, to the S W of Oswestry. It was one of the estates of Owain Glyndwr, who led the most successful Welsh rebellion of late medieval times against English rule (for more information about Owain Glyndwr click here). It was razed to the ground by Henry V in 1403, when he was Prince of Wales. What does the site have to tell us about the battle of Agincourt? To download the...
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Monmouth, Monmouthshire

By Agincourt 600 Wales You won’t need to be a detective to find clues to Monmouth’s connections with the Battle. In the case of the town’s central marketplace, Agincourt Square, they’re right under your feet. The square was given its name in the early 19th century to commemorate Monmouth’s most famous son, Henry V, who was born in 1387 in the tower above Monmouth Castle’s gatehouse. The castle belonged to Henry’s grandfather John of Gaunt and, at the time of his birth, few expected that the boy would go on...
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