Agincourt Places

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Learn about places associated with the Battle of Agincourt

 

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A few articles to whet your appetite:

Myths and Cobblers

By Stephen Cooper In the great St Crispin’s Day speech, Shakespeare’s Henry V tells his followers: ‘He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d, And rouse him at the name of Crispian.’ In fact, the English casualties at Agincourt were light, and there must have been many who ‘came safe home’. There are certainly many myths and legends about these men. One of them concerns Sir Piers Legh of Lyme Hall in Cheshire. He undoubtedly fought at Agincourt, but it...
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The Château de Tramecourt

By Professor Anne Curry Burgundian accounts of the battle have the French drawing up their troops between two areas of woodland, one close to Azincourt, the other to Tramecourt. They also claim that Henry sent a group of archers ‘towards Tramecourt to a meadow close to where the vanguard of the French were positioned’. Tramecourt is not mentioned in in any other French accounts or in any English narratives of the battle of the fifteenth century. By at least the early nineteenth century the area between Azincourt and Tramecourt was...
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Fotheringhay, Northants

Simon Leach The highest ranking English casualty at Agincourt was Edward, Duke of York, who commanded the right wing.  He is buried in the church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire, which is the resting place of several members of the York family whose principal seat was the nearby Fotheringhay Castle. The building was originally much a larger collegiate foundation but, following the dissolution, only the nave was retained for use as the parish church. The York tombs, which were originally in the choir and lady chapel,  were...
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Monmouth

Simon Leach Henry V was born in the tower above the gatehouse of Monmouth Castle in 1386.  Various works of reference do not agree on the exact date but at the time of his birth it was not significant as it was not expected that he would one day be king. The castle belonged to his grandfather, John of Gaunt, and his father, Henry Bolingbroke, was hunting in the nearby Forest of Dean. Of the castle, parts of the tower and of the great hall remain. The visitor will find...
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