The Battle of Agincourt

On 25 October 1415, Henry V of England took on French forces at the Battle of Agincourt. The 100 Years War “This day is called the Feast of St. Crispian.” The Battle of Agincourt was one of numerous battles fought during the 100 Years’ War, which began in approximately 1337 and formally ended in about 1453. The 100 Years’ War was fought over a struggle … Continue reading The Battle of Agincourt

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Oh, for Fawkes’ Sake!

Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Guy Fawkes and his companions Did the scheme contrive, To blow the King and Parliament All up alive. … make the bells ring! …God save the King!     The Protestant King James I of England had recently taken the throne … Continue reading Oh, for Fawkes’ Sake!