The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory in the Hundred Years' War. The battle occurred in 1415, near modern-day Azincourt, in northern France. Henry V won against a numerically superior French army. The battle is notable for the use of the English longbow, which Henry used in very large numbers, with English and Welsh archers forming most of his army.

The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory in the Hundred Years' War. The battle occurred in 1415, near modern-day Azincourt, in northern France. Henry V won against a numerically superior French army. The battle is notable for the use of the English longbow, which Henry used in very large numbers, with English and Welsh archers forming most of his army.

Traditional English longbow, made from yew from the North Downs.

Traditional English longbow, made from yew from the North Downs.

English Longbow. When French soldiers found English archers they would cut off their bow fingers. Hence the insult of flicking 2 fingers.

English Longbow. When French soldiers found English archers they would cut off their bow fingers. Hence the insult of flicking 2 fingers.

The Battle of Agincourt  Friday, 25 October 1415 (Saint Crispin's Day). Visitor centre is excellent, and the battlefield clear to see. June 2016

The Battle of Agincourt Friday, 25 October 1415 (Saint Crispin's Day). Visitor centre is excellent, and the battlefield clear to see. June 2016

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