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What Really Happened in 1415? King Henry V, Agincourt and the Battle for France, The Wallace Collection

12th October 2015 - 14th July 2016

12, 13, 19, 20 October, 4, 11 November 2015, 13, 14 July 2016

Free workshop for 15-30 students from key stage 3-5
10.45am-2pm including a 30 minute lunch break. Please bring a packed lunch.

Bring the study of the 100 Years War to life through:
· Examining of original artefacts
· Learning from primary sources and weighing up the evidence
· Handling and trying on arms and armour
· Role play and drama
· Thinking critically and sifting arguments
· Discussion, debate and questioning to develop perspective and judgement
Join Toby Capwell, our Curator of Arms and Armour, to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. In this interactive workshop students will gain an understanding of:
· The chronology of the Hundred Years War
· The events leading up to the battle
· The factors that lead to the English victory and why the French lost
They will examine and analyse objects to understand how they can help understand past events, handle replica weapons and wear armour in order to imagine more fully what being a soldier was like, question the perceptions of the victory in the light of the facts and judge the effectiveness of the longbow by a mass dart throwing.

Dr Tobias Capwell is an internationally acknowledged expert on Medieval and Renaissance weapons. His book, Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection was named Book of the Year by Apollo Magazine. He appears regularly on television, most recently as presenter and armour advisor on Richard III: The New Evidence. To find out more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL_yybJ-tNo,
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/richard-iii-the-new-evidence

To book or if you have any questions contact Dorothée Perin
Telephone: 020 7563 9551
Email: learning@wallacecollection.org
www.wallacecollection.org/education/schools/secondary
The Wallace Collection
Hertford House
Manchester Square
London
W1U 3BN

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Start:
12th October 2015
End:
14th July 2016
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