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Agincourt

english hundred french war

Agincourt, now Azincourt, village in northwest France, scene of a decisive battle in the Hundred Years' War. On Oct. 25, 1415, English forces under Henry V routed the French under Claude d'Albret, demonstrating the power of the English longbow over a heavily armored enemy. The French lost over 7,000 men, the English only a few hundred.

See also: Hundred Years War.

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