Agincourt

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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.