Projects are listed by alphabetically by the lead organisation and may include more than one major project description.
1. Agincourt 600 Wales
Wales Legacy Project
Eight small projects in Breconshire, Monmouthshire and Forest of Dean have been created that are designed to expand knowledge of the Welsh archers who fought at the famous battle. The activities and resources have communicated the story to residents, schoolchildren and visitors to the region, and leave a legacy in the area for groups to continue to engage with.
Click here for the Agincourt Wales Trail leaflet
2. Amici Voices
Adieu m’armour: Music from Agincourt
To commemorate the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt, in 1415, Amici Voices present their debut CD ‘Adieu m’amour’: a unique response in words and music to this pivotal historical event. This recording, produced in collaboration with the Agincourt 600 Commemoration Fund, is available free of charge in its physical form as a CD and to stream online. The programme juxtaposes some of the finest music heard at the French and English courts. By tracing the subtly evolving beauty and complexity of vocal performance in this period, it demonstrates the staggering wealth of musical creativity in northern Europe. The pre-eminence of English composers and performers at this time was such that the theorist and composer Johannes Tinctoris in 1475 described England as the “fount and origin” of a new art.
The HA has devised a programme that with three strands will involve Key Stage 2 pupils (Primary) Key Stage 3 pupils and Key Stage 4 and above pupils in learning about Agincourt and the 100 Years War. The activities include: Primary pupils from the UK travelling to France to meet with French children to explore how Agincourt is remembered. The trip and the pupils have has created teaching and learning resources that are now available for free for all schools to learn about the Battle and about exploring local history; Children at Secondary schools were able to enter a competition that demonstrated how they had created a pop up exhibition in their local area to inform those around them of the Battle of the Agincourt and its relationship to other key battles in British history; Sixth Form pupils were able to enter into a national debating competition, the final of which was held at
The HA produced an edition of its quarterly Historian magazine all about aspects of the Battle of Agincourt and tits legacy that was sent to all schools in the UK and is available for download on its website.
3. The History of Parliament Trust
Parliament and Agincourt
A pop up exhibition at Portcullis house and talks programme with an online component exploring the documents and discussions of Parliament at the time of the Battle of Agincourt, and a commemorative brochure.
4. The Lord Mayor’s Show
To commemorate the battle, Agincourt 600 had a float at the Lord Mayors show in London. School children and re-enactors were included on the Agincourt float, and Pangbourne college provided the band.
5. The National Archives
Arming a Medieval Knight
The event engaged new and existing audiences in medieval collections in an exciting and thought-provoking way and was a first for The National Archives. Throughout the day professional instructors gave visitors a hands-on experience of the weapons and armour with which knights fighting at Agincourt were armed and protected themselves. In an arming display they demonstrated the challenges facing a medieval knight in battle. This display provided an ideal practical backdrop to an evening public lecture by Professor Anne Curry, the world-renowned expert on Agincourt. It was particularly suitable for teenage children and adults and complemented morning activities for younger children, however, it was accessible to all visitors on the day, including academic and amateur researchers, at no charge.
6. The Poetry Society
A poetry competition for young people with supporting resources for schools and online poets was organised, with 656 entrants. The competition included two age categories, one for primary school pupils (452 entrants) and one for secondary school students (204). Both were delivered via The Poetry Society’s vibrant online platform for young writers, Young Poets Network, which has an engaged audience of over 9,000 young writers.
The competition was promoted to schools with accompanying teaching resources to encourage teachers to involve their classes.
The winning poems have been published online.
7. The Royal Armouries, Tower of London
The Battle of Agincourt
The Battle of Agincourt exhibition at the Tower of London was the highlight of the Royal
Armouries’ programme to commemorate the 600th anniversary. Held in the White Tower, the exhibition ran from 23 October until 31st January 2016 and offered an introduction and numerous telling and moving insights into the story of Agincourt. Medieval arms, armour, art, music and manuscripts have been brought together from leading institutions across Europe to set the historical context, describe the build-up to the battle, the great event itself, its aftermath and consequences.
8. The Royal Armouries, Leeds
Agincourt Legacy Project
A new permanent gallery at the Leeds site will be dedicated to Agincourt and Mediaeval battles. The Agincourt 600 has contributed £60,000 to the creation and design of the gallery and exhibition.
An Oil Painting by Graham Turner. The new gallery will have in it an original wall size oil painting of the Agincourt scene for as part of the new gallery. The painting is funded by the Agincourt 600 Fund.
9. The Wallace Collection, London
The Sinews of War: Arms and Armour
An exhibition available for free to learn about the arms and armour from Agincourt. The funding included educational workshops for schools and community groups and digital activities.
10. The Woodland Trust
The planting of Memorial Groves across the UK with supporting events and education. The trees planted will were selected for their suitability to the area and the connections to the past.