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Battle of Agincourt, St. Alban's Chronicle by Thomas Walsingham
The Battle of Agincourt.

The Battle of Agincourt was fought on 25 October 1415 and was a major win for England against France in the Hundred Years' War. It led to several later English victories. Henry V of England led the English army and Constable of France Charles d'Albret led a larger French army. King Charles of France didn't engage because he was mentally unwell but Henry V was involved in hand to hand combat.

The English longbow was an important weapon for killing and winning this battle. Henry V was struck by an axe but his helmet saved him. The English army used wooden archer's stakes to protect the archers from French mounted knights. The English took prisoners but because of bloodlust and the amount of men the prisoners were killed. Overall the French lost 8000 men and the English lost 100 but historians are unsure of the actual numbers.

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