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References and extended reading

If you would like to take your interest in this week’s topics further, the books listed below are recommended reading and we have referred to most of them during the course.

For some of them, you will probably need access to a good library — but you will be able to find many of the titles commercially online, and second-hand copies are often available at very reasonable prices. The links here take you to Amazon.co.uk.


Comprehensive works on the Battle of Agincourt and Henry’s French campaign


The Hundred Years War


Henry V

  • Allmand, C. Henry V (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013)
  • Curry, A. Henry V (Penguin Monarchs, 2015)

Armour and equipment


The English Army


Transporting the army


The Southampton Plot


Historical sources


Killing of the prisoners


Henry’s return to England

  • Coldstream, N. ‘Pavilion’d in Splendour’: Henry V’s Agincourt Pageants’, Journal of the British Archaeological Association, 165 (2012), 153-171.

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