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Knights, English reenactment

Reenactors clad in authentic armor to commemorate the famed 1415 battle. Made famous by Shakespeare’s Henry V, it was a victory for the British, and assured Henry V of his kingdom in England and Northern France. Remember the stirring speech the King made before the battle?

From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother.

The festival is scheduled for late October in various English locations, as well as the actual battle site in Northern France. If you’d like to experience the reenactment and other historic events, check with your favorite hometown or online travel agency.

The battle was one of many that were fought during the Hundred Year War. Hard to believe any war could last an entire century? Despite temptations, we will make no comparisons to ongoing 21st Century wars.

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