Agincourt and Shakespeare’s Henry V, up against the historical king.

One take on it, this article is about a version of Agincourt.

Other collected tidbits, useless trivia?

  • The original battle was 1,500 English against 2,500 French.
  • The English use of the longbow was the first indiscriminate use of mass killings, i.e. the English longbow was a weapon of mass destruction.
  • The killing of the prisoners was the first instance of unnecessary slaughter, the end of chivalry.
  • Agincourt was the first instance of (heinous) “modern” battle.
  • Rather tangential:

    Really must see BBC “Hollow Crown” series, Tom Hiddleston (Loki) as Prince Hal.

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