The Most Famous, Bloodiest Medieval Battle - Agincourt

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The Battle was an English victory in the Hundred Years’ War. The battle took place on October 25th, 1415, near Agincourt, a town in Northern France.

King Henry V led the English army, achieving victory over the French in spite of the numerical superiority of the opponent.

The battle, and the victory, crippled France and started a new period in the war. As a result, Henry V married the French king’s daughter, and their son, later known as Henry VI of England and Henry II of France, was made heir to the throne of France and England.

The battle was later immortalized by William Shakespeare in his play Henry V. It was also made into a movie, The King.

Henry led his army to the battle and participated himself in hand-to-hand fighting. The battle is also notable for the use of English longbow in very large numbers. English and Welsh archers made most of Henry’s army.

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