Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition: Challenge #3

This year is the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt that was fought between the English and the French. It was part of the Hundred Years’ War – which actually lasted for over 100 years! The battle took place on 25th October 1415 in Northern France. Won by the English who were led by […]

Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition: Challenge #4

Poet Richard O’Brien explores the classic representation of the Battle of Agincourt in Shakespeare’s Henry V, and challenges you to write a poem rediscovering some of the more marginalised voices from this epic battle.  Illustration by Alex Foster Power and Perspective Perhaps the most famous version of the story of Agincourt is Shakespeare’s play Henry […]

Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition: Challenge #2

The Battle of Agincourt On St. Crispin’s Day (October 25th), 1415, an English army led by king Henry V defeated a much larger French force in battle near the French village of Agincourt.  You can read all about the battle here.  Between seven and ten thousand French soldiers were killed, with England’s losses estimated by […]

Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition: Challenge #1

This year is the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt that was fought between the English and the French. It was part of the Hundred Years’ War – which actually lasted for over 100 years! The battle took place on 25th October 1415 in Northern France. Won by the English who were led by […]