What topics will you cover?
- The context of the 100 Years’ War between France and England and the legitimacy of Henry V’s claim to the French throne
- Analysis of historical research methods and original documents relating to the medieval period
- The medieval army, its armour and weaponry
- Transporting the army to France and the ‘Southampton plot’ to assassinate Henry V
- The early part of Henry V’s early campaign in France, including the siege of Harfleur and the significance of guns and fortifications
- The battle of Agincourt: myth vs. reality in how events played out on the day. Why did the English win?
- The aftermath of the battle including the killing of POWs at Agincourt, and Henry’s triumphal return to England
- The legacy of Agincourt from Shakespeare to modern film interpretations, and connections to other famous battles (Waterloo)
- The challenges of historical research into Agincourt: finding the battlefield and the dead
- The appropriacy of commemorating and remembering the battle over time
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What will you achieve?
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at both early undergraduate-level students and those with an interest in the Battle of Agincourt, medieval history in general, and medieval guns and other weaponry. It does not require any previous knowledge of the subject.
Who will you learn with?
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