146 The Agincourt Campaign – Part III: The Battle

AgincourtAnd so at last to one of England's most famous battles. Outnumbered and trapped, Henry and his English and Welsh faced the cream of the French warrior class. 

 The Duke of Alencon attacks the fallen Gloucester and his brother King Henry!! Note the absence of mud and blood – I think they'd have looked a little messier…


146 The Agincourt Campaign Part III The Battle


The Battle of Agincourt, October 25th 1415

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11 thoughts on “146 The Agincourt Campaign – Part III: The Battle

  1. Terrific episode. Coincidentally, I’m currently reading Bernard Cornwell’s book “Agincourt.” Cornwell does a nice job of conveying how miserable the conditions were at the battle. But you did it more succinctly.

  2. I can’t for the life of me find the answer to the riddle you left at the end of this fabulous podcast.
    It preys on my mind…..

    1. Hi Sue; I couldn’t find a riddle at the end of this one, and my memory is not good enough. I can remember two I did, naughty Anglo Saxon ones – one was Onion, the other a key. Do either of those fit?

  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQZiW8zRSUY

    This very pious carol praising God for the victory at Agincourt is likely to have been written at the time, and it is recorded in the 15th century Trinity Carol Roll. Unusually, this document contains the tune as well as the words. As such, this is a really rare example of a song that is historical both in itself and in its topic.

    I don’t know how closely this recording follows the original – I actually knew the song from the Young Tradition‘s version, which is somewhat less churchy (but probably less faithful). More details and links on Mainly Norfolk.

    The final verse wishes Henry “gode lyfe, and gode endynge”. I think we can safely say that bit didn’t work out quite as intended.

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