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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsDAN SPENCER: Welcome back to the course, this is week two. Six hundred years yesterday, the Battle of Agincourt took place and this week we'll be looking at the campaign in France itself including the siege of Harfleur, the march towards Calais, and the battle itself. We also assess the growing importance of gunpowder weapons this time and hear something about what it's like to use medieval weapons and the effectiveness of long bows against armour. Thank you for your comments last week and I enjoyed reading them and I look forward to taking part in new conversations with you.

Welcome to week 2

In this video, Dan introduces you to the topics you will cover in week two of the course.

This week begins on almost the exact anniversary of the battle, 600 years ago, and so we will be looking at the events leading up to the battle, and the battle itself.

What are you looking forward to learning more about this week?

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Agincourt 1415: Myth and Reality

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