Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition: the winners!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the winning and commended poets in the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition! We received over six hundred entries from young poets across the UK, and it was an extraordinary challenge to narrow down the many brilliant poems we received to the final two winners and twelve commended poets. Chair of judges Daljit […]

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 […]

Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition

Young Poets Network is thrilled to be partnering with Agincourt 600 in a competition to get you grappling with the history of a bloody and brutal battle. Illustration by Alex Foster The Battle of Agincourt is one of the most famous and controversial battles in European history, forever associated in our minds with the clash of […]