Agincourt: Myth and Reality

Tuesday 18th June 2019

St John’s Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, SP2 9NP


Over recent years there has been new work on the battle of Agincourt on both sides of the Channel. We can now be much more certain about numbers in the armies but there remain important questions to be asked on what happened at the battle and why the French were so emphatically defeated. Agincourt has generated more myths than perhaps any other battle. In this talk Anne Curry will explore both these myths and the reality in so far as it can be reconstructed.

Anne Curry is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Southampton and author of several books and articles on the battle of Agincourt and late medieval warfare and armies in general.