Battle of Agincourt

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The Battle of Agincourt on 25 October 1415 saw Henry V of England (r. 1413-1422) defeat an overwhelmingly larger French army during the Hundred Year's War (1337-1453). The English won thanks to the superior longbow, field position, and discipline. The French suffered from a reliance on heavy cavalry in poor terrain and the ill-discipline of their commanders.

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  • 25 Oct 1415
    Battle of Agincourt in France between English and French armies. The former, led by Henry V of England, were victorious.
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