The battle of Agincourt (1415) was an iconic victory, sharing in its time the morale-boosting glory of such battles as Trafalgar, the Battle of Britain and D-Day. Agincourt is pronounced 'AJ-in-coor', IPA: /ˈæʒ ɪ (or ə) n kur; older speakers sometimes realize it as ˈædʒ ɪ (or ə) n kur /, in an English approximation of the French /azɛ̃kuʁ/
The battle of Agincourt took place on 25 October 1415 (Saint Crispin's Day) near the French castle (and now a village) of Azincourt, in the Pas-de-Calais department. It was one of the most comprehensive - and surprising - victories in the Hundred Years War, in which the English army, commanded by Henry V, exhausted by a failing campaign and heavily outnumbered, inflicted enormous losses on the French, and appeared to have given the French crown to Henry's descendants.
- The battle of Agincourt is the climax of Shakespeare's Henry V. It also produced one of the earliest surviving songs in English, the Agincourt Carol.