CS001016 - English Knight Mace Wielder
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The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory against a numerically superior French army in the Hundred Years' War. The battle took place on Friday, 25 October 1415 ("Saint Crispin's Day"), near modern-day "Azincourt" , in northern France. Henry V's victory crippled France and started a new period in the war, during which, first, Henry married the French king's daughter and, second, his son, Henry VI of England was made heir to the throne of France (although Henry VI later failed to capitalise on his father's battlefield success).
Henry V led his troops into battle and participated in hand-to-hand fighting. The French king of the time, Charles, did not command the French army himself as he suffered from severe, repeating illnesses and moderate mental incapacitation. Instead, the French were commanded by Constable of France Charles d'Albret and various prominent French noblemen of the Armagnac (party).
The battle is notable for the use of the English longbow, which Henry used in very large numbers, with Welsh archers forming most of his army. The battle is also the centrepiece of the play Henry V by William Shakespeare.
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