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The Battle of Agincourt

The Battle of Agincourt
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During the Hundred Years’ Conflict between Britain and France, Henry V, the youthful lord of Britain, drives his powers to triumph at the Skirmish of Agincourt in northern France.

Two months prior, Henry had crossed the English Channel with 11,000 men and laid an attack on Harfleur in Normandy.

Following five weeks the town gave up, however, Henry lost around 50% of his men to sickness and fight losses.

Meanwhile, He chose to walk his military upper east to Calais, where he would meet the English armada and return to Britain.

The Battle of Agincourt
The Battle of Agincourt, cr: Wikipedia

At Agincourt, notwithstanding, a huge French multitude of 20,000 men remained in his way, extraordinarily dwarfing the depleted English toxophilite, knights, and men-at-arms.

The war zone expose 1,000 yards of ground between two woods, which forestalled huge scope moves and in this way benefited Henry.

At 11 a.m. on October 25, the fight started. The English persevered as French knights, burdened by their weighty defensive layer, started a sluggish development across the sloppy front line.

The French were met by an incensed siege of big guns from the English bowmen, who used creative longbows with a scope of 250 yards.

French cavalrymen fell flat to overpower the English positions, however, the bowmen were safeguarded by a line of pointed stakes.

As an ever-increasing number of French knights advanced onto the packed war zone, their versatility diminished further, and a missed the mark on the space to raise their arms and strike a blow.
Right now, Henry requested his daintily prepared bowmen to rush forward with swords and tomahawks, and the unrestricted British blokes slaughtered the French.

Very nearly 6,000 Frenchmen lost their lives during the Skirmish of Agincourt, while English passings added up to a little more than 400.

Moreover, with chances more noteworthy than three to one, Henry had won one of the extraordinary triumphs of military history.

After additional successes in France, Henry V was perceived in 1420 as main successor to the French high position and the official of France.

Subsequently, he was at the apex of his powers yet passed on only two years after the fact of camp fever close to Paris.

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