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The Battle of Agincourt that took place on the 25th of October 1415 is a fascinating but controversial battle. As we commemorate the 600th anniversary of the battle, we will help you explore some of its facts, secrets and myths.  Over the anniversary year we will be posting questions and answering them in our blog.

 

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A few articles to whet your appetite:

Did Henry V take guns with him on his campaign of 1415?

By Dan Spencer Gunpowder weapons originated in China and had reached Western Europe by the early fourteenth century. One of the earliest depictions of a gun can be seen in a manuscript presented by Walter de Milemete to Edward III on his accession to the throne in 1327. Edward III later made use of guns at the battle of Crécy (26 August 1346) and the siege of Calais (4 September 1346-3 August 1347). Royal artillery was constructed at the Tower of London and had become an essential weapon of siege...
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