The Battle of Agincourt

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Good God.I nearly forgot about this.

The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory against a numerically superior French army in the Hundred Years' War. The battle occurred on Friday, 25 October 1415 (Saint Crispin's Day), near modern-day Azincourt, in northern France
 
#5
Another day which should be a holiday tbh, I wonder how many English schools are learning the St Crispian's Day speech rather than the tree-hugging-lesbian-diversity festival? I'd bet good money that most of the ones in London don't even know what Agincourt is.
 
#6
BBC: Agincourt, WWII and other great British "Myths":

Every nation has its favourite tales from the past, but how accurate are they? On the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, Simon Jenkins, author of A Short History of England, casts a critical eye over British legends.

Events in history like the Norman conquest, the "Glorious Revolution" and the American revolution have become rooted in national myth.

At the Battle of Agincourt, English forces defeated the numerically superior French.

It is a victory that lives on in the popular imagination thanks to the speech delivered on the eve of battle by the monarch in William Shakespeare play Henry V.

Actually, the truth can be a little different.

Continues: BBC News - Viewpoint: Agincourt, WWII and other great British 'myths'
 
#7
I remember learning parts of this speech at school many years ago .... Olivier's delivery is not bad ... Hi Hi ...



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BBC: Agincourt, WWII and other great British "Myths":

Every nation has its favourite tales from the past, but how accurate are they? On the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, Simon Jenkins, author of A Short History of England, casts a critical eye over British legends.

Events in history like the Norman conquest, the "Glorious Revolution" and the American revolution have become rooted in national myth.

At the Battle of Agincourt, English forces defeated the numerically superior French.

It is a victory that lives on in the popular imagination thanks to the speech delivered on the eve of battle by the monarch in William Shakespeare play Henry V.

Actually, the truth can be a little different.

Continues: BBC News - Viewpoint: Agincourt, WWII and other great British 'myths'
Yes I read that article briefly but failed to see why the author saw our victory was a myth, other than - in the long term it had little impact. After all we did beat a numerically superior force who were playing on home turf. We smashed them.
It is a load of revisionist left-wing tripe tbh.
Slightly off topic, I also didn't like his point of view that we had little impact on WW2. The evidence for this seems to be based on casualty figures. I would agree that the Russians probably had more to do with victory than most people appreciate, but if we had been invaded by the Box Heads I wouldn't have fancied America's chanced at invading Europe.
 
#13
Lets all not forget, the French are now our best bezzers!;P

They were for a couple of hours...now the Frogs are being ***** again,they want to rule the EU,once a Frog always a Frog,we need a Anti Frog Thread..We need to ban slugs,frog legs,orrible Froggy Plonk and smelly cheese.We need a law to convert all French women (the good looking ones) to Englishism and make the smelly/arrogant men grow onions,Long live England.....
 
#14
The French are fine as long as they content themselves with smoking vile cigarettes, wanking in cinemas, and providing delicious comestibles for their English betters. Occasionally they rise above their station and need scything back with fire and steel.
 
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BBC: Agincourt, WWII and other great British "Myths":

Every nation has its favourite tales from the past, but how accurate are they? On the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, Simon Jenkins, author of A Short History of England, casts a critical eye over British legends.

Events in history like the Norman conquest, the "Glorious Revolution" and the American revolution have become rooted in national myth.

At the Battle of Agincourt, English forces defeated the numerically superior French.

It is a victory that lives on in the popular imagination thanks to the speech delivered on the eve of battle by the monarch in William Shakespeare play Henry V.

Actually, the truth can be a little different.

Continues: BBC News - Viewpoint: Agincourt, WWII and other great British 'myths'
These "Myths" he has kindly highlighted are actually well known facts. I however would like to thank the useless **** for stating the ******* obvious in an attempt to try and make himself out to be clever by simply saying things people already know.

Don't put your cock in a salami slicer and Tony Blair is a ****. Can I be hired by the BBC now?
 
#17
BBC: Agincourt, WWII and other great British "Myths":

Every nation has its favourite tales from the past, but how accurate are they? On the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, Simon Jenkins, author of A Short History of England, casts a critical eye over British legends.

Events in history like the Norman conquest, the "Glorious Revolution" and the American revolution have become rooted in national myth.

At the Battle of Agincourt, English forces defeated the numerically superior French.

It is a victory that lives on in the popular imagination thanks to the speech delivered on the eve of battle by the monarch in William Shakespeare play Henry V.

Actually, the truth can be a little different.

Continues: BBC News - Viewpoint: Agincourt, WWII and other great British 'myths'
Typical of the BBC & their Marxist ilk to try & downplay/sideline/sneer at what was and still is, a significant WIN at Agincourt!
The English had about 8,500 troops in total, the French approx 16,000. The English lost approx 400 to 1,600 dead, the French 4,000 to 10,000 dead. "The French suffered heavily. Three dukes, at least eight counts, a viscount and an archbishop died, along with numerous other nobles. Of the great royal office holders, France lost her Constable, Admiral, Master of the Crossbowmen and prévôt of the marshals. The baillis of nine major northern towns were killed, often along with their sons, relatives and supporters. In the words of Juliet Barker, the battle "cut a great swath through the natural leaders of French society in Artois, Ponthieu, Normandy, Picardy."
If that isn't a significant win WTF is?
 
#18
These "Myths" he has kindly highlighted are actually well known facts. I however would like to thank the useless **** for stating the ******* obvious in an attempt to try and make himself out to be clever by simply saying things people already know.

Don't put your cock in a salami slicer and Tony Blair is a ****. Can I be hired by the BBC now?
You have no chance now you have blasphemed against Saint Tony
 
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They were for a couple of hours...now the Frogs are being ***** again,they want to rule the EU,once a Frog always a Frog,we need a Anti Frog Thread..We need to ban slugs,frog legs,orrible Froggy Plonk and smelly cheese.We need a law to convert all French women (the good looking ones) to Englishism and make the smelly/arrogant men grow onions,Long live England.....
I`ll go along with that,apart from the bit about the plonk.
 

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