Great Battles: Agincourt

Wed 23 Sep

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Talk | Online Only

Great Battles: Agincourt

Immortalised in Shakespeare’s Henry V, the story of the Battle of Agincourt has endured for over six centuries. Discover the ‘real’ Agincourt with Professor Anne Curry, as she explores the reasons for its lasting legacy.

This event has finished, but you can watch it again online at any time until Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Price: FREE
Great Battles: Agincourt


Agincourt remains one of English history’s most famous battles. The cultural legacy of Agincourt is immense, influencing the likes of Shakespeare, Dickens and the Beatles. But is this popular image ‘real’?

Professor Anne Curry will put the battle in context, exploring how and why it was fought, its significance in the Hundred Years War and the enduring influence throughout the subsequent centuries.

Anne Curry is Professor of Medieval History and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton. She has written extensively on the Hundred Years War and the Battle of Agincourt. Professor Curry was co-chair of the ‘Agincourt 600’ committee, organising the commemorations around the 600th anniversary of the battle. She also serves as a historical advisor at the battlefield centres at Agincourt, Shrewsbury and Bosworth.

A copy of Anne Curry’s book Great Battle Series: Agincourt can be purchased as part of a book and ticket offer for this event. Alternatively, copies will be available for purchase via a link on the virtual event page on the day of the event.

Date & time

Wednesday, 23 September 2020
1.30pm - 2.30pm


Online Only


Online: FREE

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