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Parliament, Parliamentarians and the Memory of Agincourt
19th November 2015
This year marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. On 25 October 1415, the English defeated the French at Agincourt, in what became the last great battle of the Hundred Years war. It led, in 1420, to the French king recognising Henry V as heir to the French throne.
The History of Parliament Trust has identified 123 Members who sailed to France with Henry V, many of whom lost their lives in the battle or through diseases associated with the campaign.
Dr Hannes Kleineke, from the History of Parliament Trust, is a Senior Research Fellow on the 1422-1504 section of the History of Parliament, and has published extensively on the political and parliamentary history of fifteenth-century England.
Dr Kleineke will look at the careers of some of these parliamentarians who fought at Agincourt and the ways in which Parliament commemorated the battle in the decades that followed.
Thursday 19 November, 6.45pm
Jubilee Room, Houses of Parliament (enter via Cromwell Green)
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