Friday, October 25, 2013

St. Crispin's Day!

   On today's date, in 1415, French chivalry withered under a rain of clothyard shafts driven by Welsh yew. Heavily outnumbered and stricken with illness, the English forces nevertheless won a decisive victory on the field at Agincourt. Among Henry V's troops were a large number of Welsh and English longbowmen. They are generally given credit for the victory, having done fearful damage to the French knights and men-at-arms before they could close with the outnumbered English.

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