Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds ANNE CURRY: I got interested in Agincourt, when I was a student studying the reign of Henry V, and then as I started my doctoral research, I realised just how many important documents there were in the National Archives, about the English army and the Campaign of 1415. And I’ve devoted quite a lot of my academic career to looking in detail at those sources, and creating a database of the English soldiers known to be on the campaign.
Skip to 0 minutes and 39 seconds KATIE BICKNELL: My interest in Agincourt is really from the medieval warfare perspective, as I study slightly later medieval warfare, and really interested in the impact of things like the longbow on warfare and tactics, and the weapons and armour that were used in the period.
Skip to 0 minutes and 55 seconds LINDSAY WHITEHURST: I’m researching the representation of medieval warfare in 20th century cinema, so I’m interested in Agincourt, because it’s one of those battles that most people have heard of, very few people have ever even been to Agincourt, and a lot of people’s experience comes solely from Henry V and from Shakespeare.
Skip to 1 minute and 15 seconds JOHN ALBAN: My interest in the battle of Agincourt, actually, is wider than the mere battle itself. My basic research interests are on the impact of war on civilian populations, and on the folks back home, rather than the soldiers who actually went abroad to fight. I’m also interested in what happened when the men went away, because a lot of the people fighting in the army, and certainly the Knights and Squires, were drawn from the gentry class, and these were people who had greater or smaller estates in England, and what happened to those estates when they went away?
Skip to 1 minute and 56 seconds THOM RICHARDSON: My personal interest in Agincourt comes mainly from being an arms and armour historian, and being very, very interested in medieval arms and armour, in general. But particularly because I spent several years studying the accounts of the Privy Wardrobe the organization within the Tower of London, that supplied arms and armour, longbows, arrows and like this to Henry V’s forces in the war against France.
Why do you find the battle of Agincourt interesting?
We asked Anne and other historians and researchers into the battle why they find Agincourt interesting. This video shows some of their answers.
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