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Battle of Agincourt, 1415 (ALL PARTS) ⚔️ England vs France ⚔️ Hundred Years' War DOCUMENTARY

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  • HistoryMarche
    HistoryMarche  6 ай бұрын +450

    🚩 The year 1415 was the first occasion since 1359 that an English king had invaded France in person. One of the most renowned kings in English history, Henry V cheered his outnumbered troops to victory at Agincourt and eventually secured control of the French throne.
    🚩 I combined all parts of the Battle of Agincourt mini series for easier viewing. I hope you will enjoy the longer version of the video.

    • christian le goff
      christian le goff 25 күн бұрын +1

      @Ludovicius Magnus oui tout a fait

    • Ludovicius Magnus
      Ludovicius Magnus 25 күн бұрын

      @christian le goff je ne suis pas en désaccord avec ce que tu dis, bien au contraire.
      Je pense que c'est une erreur de dire que la guerre de 100ans était une guerre entre la France et l'Angleterre.
      C'était plus une guerre dynastique entre les capétiens et les Angevins.
      Guerre qui a effectivement, je suis d'accord, commencé en réalité avec la conquête de l'Angleterre par les Français (l'armée de Guillaume était composée d'1/3 de Normands donc français et de 2/3 de Français d'autres régions.)

    • Oliver Smith
      Oliver Smith 26 күн бұрын

      @sad boy fff

    • Ludovicius Magnus
      Ludovicius Magnus 27 күн бұрын

      @christian le goff
      Yes, Azincourt was a simple battle with no big consequence for France.
      Hastings > Azincourt
      Dieu et mon droit
      Honi soit qui mal y pense

  • Let Them Eat History
    Let Them Eat History 6 ай бұрын +2004

    The amount of critical battles in history that have been won by first insulting the enemy is always staggeringly high.

    • Jake G
      Jake G 25 күн бұрын

      ​@Brian Cohen the PFJ massive.The "Turks", such as they're now known, didn't exist in Roman times. Various Turkic (partly anyway) groups did form heterogeneous steppe empires in those days, but there were no Turks back then

    • Jake G
      Jake G 25 күн бұрын

      ​@Christophe Michael ClarenceIronically, also pretty much the same people. Same origins originally (Indo-European), then a later migration from Scandinavia into the Roman Empire, and finally the Norman invasion of England in 1066. England vs France is very much a family feud

    • Dylan Forest
      Dylan Forest 26 күн бұрын

      I forget the quote, but in the art of war Sun Tzu says one of the traits of a weak general is to be quick to anger, and that is wise to use that against him

    • Daniel Abilez
      Daniel Abilez Ай бұрын

      Naturally. Arragance with violence can tip the best of warriors to revoke their commands

    • Leon
      Leon Ай бұрын

      @sperestillan No they mixed with the French so no. Genetically they are more French. Especially if you know the numbers of people in and outside of Normandy at that time.

  • Historical Archery
    Historical Archery 6 ай бұрын +861

    People focus a lot on arrows vs armour but the majority of the arrows will kill the horses which will make the knights crash into the mud. You won’t die from that but it will make you sore and extra slow and encumbered, making it much easier for English longbowmen to hit unarmored spots like the face and making the melee fight much more disadvantaged against the English knights without mud

    • Jordan Cabe
      Jordan Cabe 19 сағат бұрын

      That is very true and while it is a lot harder to kill a horse with an arrow than many people believe, the shear number of arrows would have likely done the trick.

    • dongle seon
      dongle seon 6 күн бұрын

      @Asderei I think walking in the mud with heavy armors or going through the enemy light infantry(what archers are when they don't use their bow) infested forest with horse would be hard to execute. Splitting army without insight of the whole battlefield is a good recipe for meat grinder of Lanchester's law.

    • Asderei
      Asderei 20 күн бұрын

      @Marián Mojžiš yea exactly. They would have probaby won if they sent half the cavalry to go around and attack the camp and dismounted the other half, going all on foot and attacking not only the center but the archers on the sides. Then again a lot easier said than done.

    • Marián Mojžiš
      Marián Mojžiš 20 күн бұрын

      @Asderei it is actually the most stupid thing you can do. To send cavalry against archers in this kind of terrain.
      Infantry would be much better option. Not best, but at least only mud, without horses blocking way and without not needed too heavy armor, when you rather need good shields :(

    • Asderei
      Asderei 20 күн бұрын +1

      yup, also its already really hard to charge into a field of deep mud under a constant cloud of arrows, but having hundreds of dead horses and men scattered across the field made it absolutely horrific.

  • John Tipper
    John Tipper 6 ай бұрын +506

    David McCallion ls one of the best narrators I have come across on KZclip. As usual, great content and great delivery.

    • E H
      E H 12 күн бұрын

      I thought he was AI

    • Mad Grammy
      Mad Grammy 26 күн бұрын

      Seriously awful pronunciation of Honfleur! 😱

    • Miles Edmundson
      Miles Edmundson Ай бұрын

      @Touareg94 they were, and if you listen carefully, he's actually a little disparaging of the English. One doubts his loyalty at times.

    • Pepe Beezon
      Pepe Beezon 3 ай бұрын

      @FOOL ON THE HILL it really sounds like your feelings are hurt tbh

    • Mark Axworthy
      Mark Axworthy 3 ай бұрын +1

      @FOOL ON THE HILL Are you serious? For the content, of course! Does anyone click on a half hour historical video just because they like the narrator's dulcid tones?.

  • nrich51
    nrich51 5 ай бұрын +351

    I'm surprised that no-one has ever mentioned this detail about the battle - the English had archers on the sides of the front line. This would allow arrows to hit the sides or even the rear of French armour where it would be weaker as they reached the English front lines. The armour was designed to protect from frontal blows from an opponent in front of you. This could have made the side archers more effective in their volleys of arrows .

    • Robin Green
      Robin Green Ай бұрын

      The Welsh used the longbow against the english-normans. Who rightfully took the idea, trained and equipped their own archers and then tended to go on campaign with largely English archers.

    • Gordon Robertson
      Gordon Robertson Ай бұрын

      This was also one of the first used English long bows which would go futher and hit with much greater power

    • louis ryan
      louis ryan Ай бұрын +1

      @Baron Samedi the welsh seem to be the ones who had invented the longbow. If I recall correctly William the Conqueror had particular trouble quelling Wales as they used longbowmen who fought with guerilla style tactics. After defeating them, William immediately began their recruitment into his army, as he was so impressed.

    • Kidraver
      Kidraver Ай бұрын

      similar to german machine guns in ww1.

    • Russell Fisher
      Russell Fisher 3 ай бұрын

      @John G and the archers put wood pikes in front of them

  • gre8
    gre8 5 ай бұрын +121

    I think there is "another" Agincourt that deserves some love too. The Battle of Aljubarrota (1385) pit the English and the Portuguese against overwhelming numbers of Castillan, Aragonese and French soldiers.

    • Miss_Tips
      Miss_Tips 10 күн бұрын

      Portuguese always been our homies 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿❤🇵🇹

    • Dave Lait
      Dave Lait 18 күн бұрын

      BazBattles covered this 👍

    • Leon
      Leon Ай бұрын +1

      @Nicolas Van Horton And this one is more important because the French won the 100 years war with it.

    • Nicolas Van Horton
      Nicolas Van Horton Ай бұрын +1

      Even better, I offer you the "English Agincourt": the Battle of Patay (June 18, 1429).

  • Mr Meh
    Mr Meh 5 ай бұрын +128

    This is the first video I have seen of yours. I am very impressed with how well you laid out the facts of the battle of Agincourt, and gave the siege it's due as well.

    • Simon Norris
      Simon Norris 5 ай бұрын +1

      I agree, you've gained another subscriber.

    • Doug Reid
      Doug Reid 5 ай бұрын +2


  • David Cunningham
    David Cunningham 5 ай бұрын +68

    Proper narration, concise presentation and barely any advertising, good job!

    • Jesse Pacheco
      Jesse Pacheco 4 ай бұрын +1

      No advertisements with yt vanced...👍

  • ZiSt1989
    ZiSt1989 6 ай бұрын +46

    english longbowmen also were equipped with a sword, as well with a dagger, which is called an "archers pick" which features a long, narrow blade. what it does is terrifying: in close combat, maybe out of arrows, archers are commanded to finish off knights and heavily armoured soldiers on the ground by stabbing their archers pick into weak spots of the opponents' armour, like armpits, eye slits, neck slits, groin, or elsewhere. naughty warfare. archers were also used in close hand to hand combat with their swords, as mentioned in the video (although being used as a hammer, not as an anvil).
    someone in the comments stated that longbow bodkin arrows have been lacking to effectively penetrate mail (plate as well as chain) armour. that seems to be true, regarding to some recent experimental records. draw weight of the bow, hitting angle as well as range (close, medium and wide range) have tremendous effect onto penetration ability. bodkin arrows were rather effective against unarmoured horses or coif/leather mail. the wounded horses fell and threw off their riders. though, it is stated that english archers didn't continue to shoot towards fallen, mudstuck or retreating knights, they'd rather be overwhelmed and finished off by other archers out of ammunition in groups by said "archers pick technique".
    "thehistorysquad" (youtube channel) has an interesting view on that (equipment on late medieval longbowmen).

    • 123TauruZ321
      123TauruZ321 3 күн бұрын

      Thank you for providing that information. It is very important with such details. It shows that war is not fun. It is a horrible job that is 100% essential in order to live in peace, and someone has to do that job. And it's a very horrible job. But someone has to do it.

    • Andrew Whelan
      Andrew Whelan Ай бұрын +1

      The Welsh who are usually ignored by the historical narrative called it the bollock knife which was very useful for floundering knights on their arse in the mud.

  • bart tuthill
    bart tuthill 5 ай бұрын +82

    The battlefield at Agincourt is really worth a visit. This is great! They have a longbow there that you are allowed to pull, not easy at all!

    • 123TauruZ321
      123TauruZ321 2 күн бұрын

      @Jacob Reisser There you go, lol. The whole world's probably related down the line. We share a lot of dna with trees, even.

    • Jacob Reisser
      Jacob Reisser 3 күн бұрын +1

      @123TauruZ321 I actually have Viking heritage according to a DNA test my sister took a couple of years ago.

    • 123TauruZ321
      123TauruZ321 3 күн бұрын +1

      @Jacob Reisser English did win, but many nordics settled in england and thus affected the culture and language. Lol they were savages back then eh... yours truly, a norwegian with english father ^^ I'm glad we're at peace now.

    • Rebme7
      Rebme7 25 күн бұрын

      @Jacob Reisser ur the only one calling it a "win" u just lost a big colony this is a defeat

  • Jubach
    Jubach 5 ай бұрын +31

    Wow, what a story. Imagine Henry returning to London after the battle. What a moment.

  • Greg D
    Greg D 6 ай бұрын +73

    Sorry, forgot to say how much I appreciate all the work you put into the videos.

    • Sergeant Gutter
      Sergeant Gutter 4 ай бұрын +1

      @Dieter Dietert there’s something aesthetically pleasing about it

    • Dieter Dietert
      Dieter Dietert 5 ай бұрын +1

      Yeah I never thought I would watch little colored squares fight each other in such tension. Never knowing which little square dissolves first. :D

  • Coffee
    Coffee 5 ай бұрын +37

    This was excellent. I had no idea about the night skirmish before the main battle, or the details of the siege of Harfleur. Very well done.

  • Félix
    Félix 5 ай бұрын +42

    I've read "La Guerre de Cent Ans" written by Georges Minois (in French). 700+ pages about the Hundred years' war, but it lacked a bit of maps in order to clarify some situations. Thank you for this great video.

    • Félix
      Félix 5 ай бұрын

      @Darth Vandal Why him ? Pourquoi lui ?

    • Darth Vandal
      Darth Vandal 5 ай бұрын +1

      Read Philippe Contamine books and research.

  • Patrick Chrisrobert
    Patrick Chrisrobert 5 ай бұрын +43

    I freaking love these guys at HistoryMarche man, it just keeps getting better and better

  • Predator 20357
    Predator 20357 16 күн бұрын

    What I get from the battle is how effective your environment could be. The English were able to take their 5,000 archers and shoot upon the slow enemies while preventing them from properly smashing into the forces. Even if the third force charged in, they probably wouldn’t have been able to capitalize on the archers surrounding the French with how muddy the fields are. I very much see this as a great maneuver from King Henry for exploiting the muddy fields against their heavily numbered and more armored opponents.

  • Gabriel Balbec
    Gabriel Balbec 2 ай бұрын +21

    A well-documented and captivating video for which I thank you. Funny, though, that French victories - like the 1453 battle of Castillon, which saw the English army receiving its last fatal blow - are hardly ever mentioned, researched and commented upon on either side of the Channel. The hundred years war is remembered by the English as the locus of their first shattered imperial dream, whereas it has always been neglected in France as a dark age to be forgotten, with internal strife threatening the country just as much as the resoluteness of the English kings.

    • Gabriel Balbec
      Gabriel Balbec 2 ай бұрын +1

      @HistoryMarche looking forward to it and will advertise your work in France.

    • HistoryMarche
      HistoryMarche  2 ай бұрын +11

      I will cover all battles of the HYW in no particular order and add them to the playlist. I also plan to re-do Poitiers since the information in my video is now outdated. Patay and Castillon are in production, and so is Siege of Rouen. Eventually we will have a playlist of videos that cover the entirety of the HYW timeline.

  • Mimicry
    Mimicry 5 ай бұрын +18

    amazing as always. Keep up the great work. We really appreciate the efforts and the style of presentation. Documentaries, not docu-dramas 😍

  • Travis Campbell
    Travis Campbell 15 күн бұрын

    I love the detail of the movement of the units and the arrows and cannon and the fire and smoke. Computer graphics are cool when used to reenact historical battles. Would love to see some more of these, maybe even some more recent modern-day battles.

  • Yea
    Yea 5 ай бұрын +10

    Outstanding work HistoryMarche, great video, spot on narrating, very interesting. You kept me hooked from the start. I feel like I've learnt a lot in a short time.

  • Harpog
    Harpog 6 ай бұрын +28

    This is one of the first battles to get me interested in History. I remeber being captivated by the Medieval II: Total War historical battle when I was a youngster. This depiction of the battle certainly does it justice, and I learned some things I did not know about the wider campaign!

    • Harpog
      Harpog 6 ай бұрын +2

      @Touareg94 It definitely helped with my Eurasian geography

    • Touareg94
      Touareg94 6 ай бұрын +3

      Good you played MWTW2 with that occasion you learned the world map

    • Harpog
      Harpog 6 ай бұрын +5

      @Julian Forrer Indeed, I used to play the Hastings battle every October 14th.

    • Julian Forrer
      Julian Forrer 6 ай бұрын +4

      With the love of total war comes the love for history my friend

  • PixelWings
    PixelWings 4 ай бұрын +3

    Really enjoy your videos, they are so incredibly well made and narrated, very informative and enjoyable! And I like the small humorous twists! Thanks, and keep it up :)

  • Hal Crafer
    Hal Crafer 5 ай бұрын +6

    The parallels between the Crecy and Agincourt campaigns are interesting, the English armies plliaging/retreating to Calais, slipping past a larger French force at the Somme, then being outmanoeuvred and forced into a decisive battle which was won with careful choice of geography and good discipline. Both victories provided vital morale and publicity boosts for the respective English kings, consolidating their power in France and England for years - and in both cases, any significant gain would be lost within a generation.

  • Taylor Mravic
    Taylor Mravic 6 ай бұрын +26

    Can I just say the sound design on this video was amazing? I could hear the cannons echoing in my good headphones. Keep making fantastic videos like this!

  • StarWindEnergin
    StarWindEnergin 5 ай бұрын +53

    As posted on the Agincourt video before it was consolidated into this combined video, it's worth noting for your viewers that Anne Curry's numbers are disputed. Her numbers were based off of administrative records, and the contemporary scholars Juliet Barker, Clifford Rogers, and Johnathan Sumpton all criticize this as the administrative records of the period were incomplete and that the numbers involved were already documented. Ian Mortimer also pointed out that she minimized French numbers and maximized English numbers. Lastly, Juliet Barker pointed out that "if the differential really was as low as three to four then this makes a nonsense of the course of the battle as described by eyewitnesses and contemporaries". I can't really blame you for going off of Professor Curry's numbers, she is a scholar and historian after all, but her numbers disagree with all the number totals that had come before, and there can be pressure when researching something that has been researched many times before to bring something "new" to the table.
    As always I enjoyed yet another excellent HistoryMarche video, but I wish the numbers as presented were brought more into question, as that is their current state academically.

    • hackberry flat
      hackberry flat Ай бұрын

      As an aged reader (nearing 4 score yrs.) of histories, primarily of American history, I note that in all my readings, the disputes are 99% re: numbers. Academics base their "participatory numbers" on available resources which aren't disputed. That's to prevent academic screeches of "skewed" research. Yet, when the published product is publicized, it's the "dogs chasing pickups" that bark about the numbers.

    • Emil Fontanot
      Emil Fontanot 2 ай бұрын +1

      @blastulae i doubt a lot that the French had so many soldiers. Usually European armies in that period numbered less than 15000 soldiers

    • blastulae
      blastulae 3 ай бұрын +5

      Curry also doesn’t count the gros valets, mounted, armored servants of the knights. French combatants may have numbered 30,000, although the third division wasn’t engaged.

  • Olorin
    Olorin 5 ай бұрын +4

    That was probably the most accurate depiction of the battle of Agincourt that I have seen yet. Good work!

  • JC
    JC 6 ай бұрын +38

    HistoryMarche, there are more two parts battles to combine on video to make such as:
    Battle of Dara, 530 AD
    Battle of Talas, 752 AD
    Battle of the three kings, 1578 AD
    Battle of Yarmouk, 636 AD
    Battle of Targoviste, 1462 AD
    Battle of Cynoscephalae, 197 BC
    Battle of Poitiers, 1356 AD
    I hope you can voice and narrate the battles of Poitiers and Targoviste that would be interesting

    • Harpog
      Harpog 6 ай бұрын +6

      I like their strategy of posting the combined video months after the series finished. It helps bring more views than it would if posted immediately after, and also causes me to rewatch when I normally wouldn't. Most of History Marche's documentaries are good enough to be watched more than once, although I kinda miss the "vibe" of their very first videos for some reason.

  • Tyler_the_Curator
    Tyler_the_Curator 5 ай бұрын +12

    Could you imagine how different Europe would be had we seen a long Henry the fifth reign?

    • Wesley Molt
      Wesley Molt 3 ай бұрын +1

      Yeah. Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years War, not to mention the Wars of the Roses would have all gone quite different if he'd survived. Of course, things would have also been different if he just hadn't married Catherine of Valois!

  • SilvXl
    SilvXl 2 ай бұрын +4

    I have never watched a more captivating and concise historic recollection of events for the lay-person ever before in my life! I also appreciate the effort you put in to replying to comments months out of the release date of your videos, so I would gladly appreciate it if you would graciously do the same to mine. I have been trying to find credible sources regarding the practice of chewing dirt before battles, notwithstanding the British tradition. Could you please point me towards the reference you used for this act specifically done in the Battle of Agincourt (or superstitions like thereof) so I can further parallel it with other future findings? Many thanks in advance. Cheers!

  • azer20099
    azer20099 2 ай бұрын +2

    It’s extremely difficult to find English language resources that are sympathetic to the Valois cause, or at least, not weighted towards the English perspective of the War. That’s why we always hear about Crécy, Agincourt, and Poitiers, but decisive and impressive victories by the French at Patay, Formigny and Castillon are virtually unknown in the Anglophone world.

  • Nick Moss
    Nick Moss 5 ай бұрын +7

    31:37 One remark, Jean Le Migre a.k.a Boucicaut did not die in the battle, he became prisoner of war and died 5 years later in England, Yorkshire. Poor man, he became a POW in 2 great battles first in Nicopolis in 1396 and then in this battle :(

  • Jacob A J Taylor
    Jacob A J Taylor 3 ай бұрын +2

    Wonderful series! This is a great way of showing history. Best to you and Happy New Year 2023!

  • Michael Riddick
    Michael Riddick 2 ай бұрын +1

    Amazing, I had never read about the landing and Siege of Harfleur before.
    So imagine my shock when I watch Henry's fleet land on the eastern edge of what would, almost 5 & 1/2 centuries later, become the DDay landing beachs :) it seems almost obvious in hindsight :)

  • Pedro FIgueiredo
    Pedro FIgueiredo 5 ай бұрын +5

    The battle of Agincourt is very similar to the battle of Aljubarrota in Portugal , decided by good strategy and English long bow archers.

  • whismerhilll
    whismerhilll Ай бұрын

    Great work, this is an awesome documentary! Thank you!

  • MrPicklerwoof
    MrPicklerwoof 5 ай бұрын +10

    Strategically, the English were always at a huge disadvantage being so far from home. But they managed to raise hell and got some incredible victories on French soil with an ever diminishing army. I can't begin to imagine how maddening and stressful it must have been for France's rulers at that time having to deal with the English.

    • Superfast Jellyfish
      Superfast Jellyfish 5 ай бұрын

      Well English had a third of the french fighting with them.... Supplying food etc etc... Alone on the French land with less supplies, no extra french force, and facing a french army one third bigger... They probably would retreat sooner...

    • ogladacz r.t.
      ogladacz r.t. 5 ай бұрын +1

      @MrPicklerwoof ill answer you tomorrow it's 11.30 here and im tired as all hell 😄

    • MrPicklerwoof
      MrPicklerwoof 5 ай бұрын

      @ogladacz r.t. Surely Burne's arguments were more along the lines of being impressed DESPITE all the constant raids? As in, they were still at a constant disadvantage but the fact they somehow managed to scrounge enough to keep going was the impressive part. You make it sound like they had a lovely conveyor belt of endless food, water & ammunition delivered to their doorsteps every morning. The French army had access to far more quick supplies (especially easily transportable stored/dried food stuffs).

    • ogladacz r.t.
      ogladacz r.t. 5 ай бұрын

      @MrPicklerwoof what are you talking about? there are i believe 2 great publications, the first about the Lancastrain normandy in that phase of the war, second, which i actually remember, The Agincourt War by A. H. Burne, (great researcher, but totally biased), and they both agree that more impressive than the conquest were Henry the V's *meticulously* created system of supplies. and NONE of those thing mattered at Agincourt! it was an abandoned siege of Harfleur, a sorta chevauchee, they fed off the land. The French faced, oh i don't know, the Burgundian half of their country's unsure support and attendance? Terrible command smartest loyal man in government was an art-obsessed fatman?

    • MrPicklerwoof
      MrPicklerwoof 5 ай бұрын +1

      @ogladacz r.t. The civil war didn't come close to making up for the disadvantages facing the English army. The problems they were having maintaining a system of supplies hit them hard right from the very beginning. The French army at Agincourt (for example) were fully stocked compared to the English who were constantly being raided for what food they had. This is well documented.

  • La Barbe
    La Barbe 5 ай бұрын +11

    Raoul de Gaucourt isn't really much known but he was pretty badass. Very much the archetype of a heroic knight at the time. He fought at the battle of Nicopolis, and numerous others. He even went on to fight alongside Joan of Arc during the reconquest, and died in his late 80's or early 90's.

    • Raven Strategist
      Raven Strategist 4 ай бұрын +8

      @Shotto_Z Myths. People reached old age . The real problem was child mortality.

    • Shotto_Z
      Shotto_Z 4 ай бұрын

      Hard to believe he lived that long in a time where the average life expectancy was lower than 40

    • La Barbe
      La Barbe 5 ай бұрын +2

      @robert o I can only find at the time that he fought alongside her at the Siege of Orléans, and the Battle of Patay, and he then accompanied the King to his coronation in Reims. He was eventually made Captain of Chinon Castle. But he doesn't give an account of his time with Joan. As with all who have been canonised, we have to look at it with a more critical eye.

    • robert o
      robert o 5 ай бұрын

      Does he actually mention joan?because there's no real eyewitness accounts of her that aren't suspect

    • K. A
      K. A 5 ай бұрын +6

      It would've been great if the Christian coalition won Nicopolis

  • unknownmovements
    unknownmovements 2 ай бұрын +12

    Twenty years ago, I read Anne Curry's phenomenal The Hundred Years War soon after it was first published. I usually am very critical of KZclip channels which recount historical events, but your recommendation directing your viewers to credible sources of the historical record from reputable Historians has earned a subscribe from me. Thank you and keep up the good work.

    • unknownmovements
      unknownmovements Ай бұрын

      @Truc Bleu The part in which he references Curry is her estimates of French forces.

    • Truc Bleu
      Truc Bleu Ай бұрын

      @unknownmovements He doesnt follow what Curry is saying tho. He said there was 6000 soldier in the english army while Curry said there were 9000 troops.

    • unknownmovements
      unknownmovements Ай бұрын

      @GRolandDeschain You are correct that the content creator doesn't cite sources. The part I am referring to is here at 24:18 where he mentions Anne Curry... this is what I meant that he is directing his viewers to credible sources of the historical record from reputable Historians.

    • GRolandDeschain
      GRolandDeschain Ай бұрын

      @unknownmovements Thank you. I will check out. What I meant to say was that the narrator did not cite any sources.

  • DuplicitousCanadian
    DuplicitousCanadian 10 күн бұрын

    I love how Henry just....orders the French to run away, and they listened, Henry had balls of steel.

  • Convict RS
    Convict RS Ай бұрын +1

    45k subs you had when I first found your channel.. now nearly 800k and you fully deserve it!! 1M subs is on the horizon

  • Night Breed
    Night Breed 5 ай бұрын +2

    I loved this story! It gave me chills thru the telling of the battles, fantastic!!

  • Al Amore
    Al Amore 6 ай бұрын +7

    Fabulous documentary. This should be shown on terrestrial TV instead of the dull as dish water repeats they usually play. The quality of this video would get millions more interested in history! Superb production, thank you.

    • Harpog
      Harpog 6 ай бұрын +1

      I agree, and thanks for using the term "documentary"/"Production" instead of the term "content".

  • Steel Comrade
    Steel Comrade Ай бұрын

    "If you can't out-compete them, out-smart them." That saying basically sums up the full Battle of Agincourt.

  • Rage
    Rage 5 ай бұрын +4

    Henry the V is definitely one of those people in history you wonder how much things would of been different had they lived. Would France and England joined? Probably not but interesting to think about.

    • thesnoopmeister Snoops
      thesnoopmeister Snoops 4 ай бұрын

      He was very religious and France still dreamed of avenging Saint Louis in 1 last glorious crusade.
      Constantinople may not have fallen if the 2 crowns became 1.

  • Paul Gottlieb
    Paul Gottlieb 5 ай бұрын +16

    In the English-speaking world, the brilliant English victories have been celebrating, even by Shakespeare. So it came as a surprise to learn that the 100 Years War ended after some crushing French victories, with the English sailed home with all their claims to the French throne abandoned

    • Mr Freeman
      Mr Freeman 29 күн бұрын

      @Dylan Dog He was so French he was responsible for its decline lol.

    • Dylan Dog
      Dylan Dog 29 күн бұрын +1

      ​@Mr Freeman my guy, the Angevins, Plantagenets, whatever you call them - all French
      Richard the Lionheart, Henry II, many others
      Only while it was ruled by Frenchmen did England rule any significant part of France

    • Mr Freeman
      Mr Freeman Ай бұрын

      @sebinOu4660 English is a Germanic language. Does that mean England was conquered by the germans?
      William the conquerer also fought against the French king and won, right?

    • Mr Freeman
      Mr Freeman Ай бұрын

      @Jerome Nesa won? France was ruled in part and total by England.
      The French war was at best a draw.

    • sebinOu4660
      sebinOu4660 Ай бұрын +1

      ​@Mr Freeman honni soit qui mal y pense, dieu et mon droit, bro wake up for christ s sake ..

  • Philip Durling
    Philip Durling 5 ай бұрын

    I am reminded of the Spartans at Thermopylae by this battle. Similar tactics by a smaller force to combat a much larger force. To fight a defensive battle in a restricted environment.

  • James Bennett
    James Bennett 5 ай бұрын +9

    Agincourt was part 347 on the 500 step ladder of Anglo-French relations. Which are almost always antagonistic. We just do not get on with each other.

    • Swamp Donkey
      Swamp Donkey 3 ай бұрын

      French and British post 1830s would like to talk.

    • siorac69
      siorac69 4 ай бұрын

      The first step was the french colonization by a french Duke in 1066. Don't worry, despite History, French & English are closer than you think.

    • michael Delaforce
      michael Delaforce 5 ай бұрын +3

      That's not strictly true, we've been allied to the French almost as many times as we've fought one another.

  • takethree69
    takethree69 5 ай бұрын +8

    I sometimes wonder why you don't have 1 million subscribers or more. You are one of the few channels I actually subscribe and your contents are great.

    • Emil Fontanot
      Emil Fontanot 2 ай бұрын

      Yeah it also seems to me that this channel makes high quality content and i've not seen the gross errors and misunderstandings that you can find in Kings and Generals or EpicHistory. Btw i hope that the series on Eugene continues, videos about him can also give the spotlight to excellent but underrated generals he fought, like Villars and Vendome

    • HistoryMarche
      HistoryMarche  5 ай бұрын +3

      Thank you very much. It's always great to see positive feedback from long time subscribers.

  • Paul Spice
    Paul Spice 5 ай бұрын +3

    Best Agincourt history ever. Puts all the other ones to shame. Brilliant.

  • JK
    JK 3 ай бұрын +1

    And after he did see that the French wouldst give him battle, he drew his sword and advanced upon their skirmish line, at which time he encountered Sir Anaud in the midst of the battle. Anaud and he exchanged many sad strokes, until the blood flowed freely down their tunics.

  • Ferdinand of S
    Ferdinand of S 4 ай бұрын

    Found your channel today and from this video alone I can see it was made with great care and rigor, I'm looking forward to watch the remaining videos. Subscribed.

  • Steve Stevenson
    Steve Stevenson 2 күн бұрын

    This was fantastic, I really enjoyed it.

  • 3DCP Solutions
    3DCP Solutions 5 ай бұрын +1

    Very well done. Great play by play of the battles. Thanks.

  • Nicholas Sinclair
    Nicholas Sinclair 6 ай бұрын +12

    Really good vid,about an very influential medieval battle;incl. the often glossed-over fact that the French had an unused and uncommited 3rd fresh division who could have been implemented to change the course of the battle!😲
    P.S. Love the brief Monty Python reference!😂

    • Sienna J
      Sienna J 2 ай бұрын

      @Juan Zulu Ummm without Henry and his bowmen the 3rd division would of engaged without any problem

    • uniteds people
      uniteds people 5 ай бұрын +1

      They watched the first two divisions get battered with ease, can’t blame them for not wanting any smoke

    • Juan Zulu
      Juan Zulu 5 ай бұрын

      @dave wright the second part of ur last sentence is indeed true. And exactly what I say.

    • dave wright
      dave wright 5 ай бұрын +5

      @Juan Zulu you love to believe that ! the whole of europe just cant get over this battle , any excuse ! the french were beaten by better tactics , by better intelect and by their own arrogance .

    • Wanderer628
      Wanderer628 6 ай бұрын +11

      @Juan Zulu Most battles are lost because of the mistakes of a general on the other side. Saying that Henry and the English can't claim any credit for this battle is absurd. It's like saying Alexander the Great can't claim any credit for victory at Issus or guagamla because he only won because of Darius's incompetence.

  • Rob Babcock
    Rob Babcock 6 ай бұрын +8

    Fantastic video! This battle is still amazing to me, and many others I suppose.

  • oberstul
    oberstul 5 ай бұрын

    Most excellent documentary; I already knew the outcome (me smart) but I was on the edge of my seat the whole time; I don't know how you manage to get this "omg, what is gonna happen next?" feeling. Cheers!

  • Samnite Jihad
    Samnite Jihad 6 ай бұрын +28

    PLEASE continue your Hannibal series, it has been awesome so far! ❤️

    • i hannibal
      i hannibal 6 ай бұрын

      Hannibal is my all time favourite!

      SCINTILLAM DEI 6 ай бұрын

      Yeah. I'm waiting for the chapter on Hannibaal sacrificing babies to Baal.

  • Mike Harlow
    Mike Harlow 3 ай бұрын +1

    This is a superb series!

  • Mjs24
    Mjs24 6 ай бұрын +15

    Every video HistoryMarche uploads is so captivating and high quality! Keep up the great work.

  • Mr Tecsom69
    Mr Tecsom69 6 ай бұрын +3

    Looking at the topography , if an outnumbered commander could choose a battlefield that would benefit his army 100% and be the worst possible area for the enemy then it must Agincourt. Probably Thermopylae in 480 BC also springs to mind.

  • James
    James 5 ай бұрын

    Excellent. Great that you combine easy maps with narrative. Well done.

  • Chris Storrer
    Chris Storrer Ай бұрын

    Wow, you are covering aspects of these battles that I have only seen mention of in academic works.

  • JackAsh2081
    JackAsh2081 5 ай бұрын +5

    Only a minute in but the narrator sounds very similar to the AOE2 pre mission narrator for this mission(the OG one, not the Definitive edition). At least in my opinion he does.
    Side note, I was so excited for the movie “The King” since I thought it would be a realistic interpretation of Henry V and Agincourt but then I found it was based on a play or something, which was saddening.

  • Jose Luis Carretero
    Jose Luis Carretero 3 ай бұрын +2

    I'm absolutely obssesed with this channel... well done

  • Marv Watkins
    Marv Watkins 5 ай бұрын +4

    An excellent, comprehensive presentation with very fine graphics.

  • Chris Cabral
    Chris Cabral 5 ай бұрын +151

    HistoryMarche did more in 33 minutes than The King on Netflix did in 2 hours. Well done, as always!

    • bugboy
      bugboy Ай бұрын

      I mean, you can't really do what he did in 33 minutes in a 2 hour movie without turning that story-driven movie into a fucking documentary, can you?

    • GToast33
      GToast33 Ай бұрын

      I watched it for the action. The history was secondary, but this video explained it and illustrated it beautifully.

    • yaboi 504
      yaboi 504 3 ай бұрын

      I like how the comments is larping to show how comments and insults can escalate quickly lmao

    • Captain Dastardly
      Captain Dastardly 3 ай бұрын

      If you're watching a drama looking strictly for facts, you're ngmi

  • Don Don
    Don Don 5 ай бұрын

    I found this very fascinating and very well spoken narrative, subscribed

  • Nicolas Van Horton
    Nicolas Van Horton Ай бұрын

    The time-consuming and expensive training required to wield the longbow proved to be England's Achilles' heel in the Hundred Years' War, especially after the disastrous English defeat at Patay on June 18, 1429.
    However, the final nail in the coffin was the development of field artillery, which was used to great effect by the French in sieges and battles at the end of the Hundred Years' War.

  • CitrusPunch
    CitrusPunch 5 ай бұрын

    This was a fantastic episode, thank you

  • Prawda choć boli,to prawda was wyzwoli.

    Really good work, and very interesting historical video 😊😉

  • DraBattle - Lịch sử Hoạt Hình

    *I hope there will be more videos about world history and Vietnam. Thank you team, every video is good 👏🏻*

    • Gordon Bartlett
      Gordon Bartlett 2 ай бұрын

      The French were in Vietnam, too. They lost, even though the Viet Minh had no longbows.

  • Kongolese King
    Kongolese King 6 ай бұрын +8

    Love the new video guys. I’d love to see you do a series on Skanderbeg after Hannibal is done.

  • Blepable
    Blepable 11 күн бұрын

    A citation will be needed for the armour piercing arrows bit - genuinely keen to see if this has been confirmed somewhere.

  • Mohammed Says Rashid
    Mohammed Says Rashid 6 ай бұрын +3

    Allot thanks (history Marche ) channel....for sharing this wonderful History coverage with enthusiasm introducing ...I appreciate your work hard for producing

  • massively small tree
    massively small tree 4 ай бұрын +1

    What an awesome presentation of these battle's. So interesting.👍👏

  • Filip Horaček
    Filip Horaček 5 ай бұрын +1

    Great job guys! Looking forward to any of your new videos

  • Raphael Andrews
    Raphael Andrews 5 ай бұрын +2

    Excellent work well researched and presented.

  • azpowerhitter
    azpowerhitter 5 ай бұрын +8

    There were a lot of battles in the hundred years war where France beat England. For the sake of context I would like to see some of these because they’re not very well known to history

    • Gordon Bartlett
      Gordon Bartlett 2 ай бұрын

      @drac0100 Untrue. The French ultimately regained the territory we now recognise as France.

    • siorac69
      siorac69 4 ай бұрын

      ​@drac0100 russian troll ?

    • azpowerhitter
      azpowerhitter 5 ай бұрын +4

      ​@drac0100 sorry, but your wrong, if you’re going to speak on a historical period please speak intelligently. France captured Rouen in 1449 and a year later defeated the English at Formigny. France then captured Bordeaux and Bayonne. King Henry was then defeated at Castillon.. The Hundred Years' War saw early English success, but ultimately England was driven out of France, and lost the war.

    • drac0100
      drac0100 5 ай бұрын +2

      Hundred years war is an English victory. French surrended each battles. So much that the French flag was thought to be white at the time.

    • Limey
      Limey 5 ай бұрын +4

      @Lux Historiae that is not true I’ve seen many videos and documentaries on French winning battles, maybe you haven’t but that doesn’t mean they’re not out there

  • SistorCarrera
    SistorCarrera Ай бұрын

    thank you for a great history lesson before this id heard a lot but knew little

  • Thomas Boax
    Thomas Boax 2 ай бұрын

    Why does no one ever mention the amount of knights that died drowning in the mud being trampled to death by their comrades because their armour weighed them down and the mud filled up in it and their helmets and they couldn't get up thats one of the most horrific parts about the battle but yet never gets mentioned

  • Mark Witcher
    Mark Witcher 4 ай бұрын +1

    Very well done, thank you!

  • Keanu Concepcion
    Keanu Concepcion Күн бұрын

    How interesting the first battle introduced cannons to medieval warfare but agincourt is known for the longbow power.

  • Brian Knott
    Brian Knott Ай бұрын +1

    This is just brilliantly done.

  • Gulielmissimo
    Gulielmissimo 5 ай бұрын +7

    This channel really needs to make a video about the Battle of Legnano, no history channel has really covered such a crucial battle yet

    • Saints
      Saints Ай бұрын

      Please is a word often forgotten by those who beg

    • Emil Fontanot
      Emil Fontanot 2 ай бұрын +1

      Yeah, you're right. Also based pfp

  • Coraltown
    Coraltown 5 ай бұрын

    So now I can put Shakespeare's play into actual context. Thank you! Also, I would have taken the French counter offer, had I been Henry.

  • DAVID Whelan
    DAVID Whelan 5 ай бұрын

    Very well narrated, yet again!

  • Andy Belcher
    Andy Belcher Ай бұрын

    Excellent video with superb animation...but...actually he wasn't Prince Henry the Fifth 1:54 , he was just Prince Henry. He became Henry the Fifth when he was crowned as he was the fifth King called Henry. Also, the French pronunciation of Charles is 'Sharl' not 'Sharler'.

  • EmeraldJoker
    EmeraldJoker 5 ай бұрын +1

    It's amazing how the French main land was a military chessboard for thousands of years.

  • Curl it like Curley
    Curl it like Curley Ай бұрын +1

    England and France history is pretty impressive

  • Chris and uncensored Japan
    Chris and uncensored Japan 5 ай бұрын +4

    The actual arrows did little damage to the French, it was the mud that did the work. Recommend Bernard Cornwell’s excellent historical fiction book “Azincourt”.

    • Sallita Morales
      Sallita Morales 3 ай бұрын +1

      An arrow shot from an English warbow can easily penetrate chain mail at about 30-40yards, It's been proven in re-enactments. The mud will make that chainmail more accessible yes, but don't write off 5000 longbowmen.

  • tommaguzzi 1
    tommaguzzi 1 5 ай бұрын +2

    I wonder how it would be now if Henry had accepted the French counter offer of what appears to be on quarter of all of France.

  • Raw Frequency
    Raw Frequency 6 ай бұрын +11

    Your narrating is amazing. Thank you for all you do.

  • John Nelson
    John Nelson 5 ай бұрын +1

    First video of yours I've had the pleasure of watching. Simply execellent!

  • kresoja
    kresoja 6 ай бұрын +2

    great vid, i just love the amount of detail in animations

  • James Williams
    James Williams 4 ай бұрын

    This could have made the side archers more effect in their volleys of arrows .

  • Dominic Fazioli
    Dominic Fazioli 5 ай бұрын +3

    Almost every battle before Frederick the Great was: 1) Let's get as many troops as I can and walk blindly hoping the other Army is smaller 2) We are starving and facing a bigger force - lets hide people in the woods and hope they don't find them 3) Feigned retreat

    • MathiasExeia
      MathiasExeia 5 ай бұрын

      This is an insult to many great European generals like Gustavia Adolphus and Eugene of Savoy

    • James Bennett
      James Bennett 5 ай бұрын

      Look at ancient Rome. Almost every battle plan was "walk into enemy territory and win battle".
      Agrippa, the best bud of Emperor Augustus, was the first Roman to use a combined sea and land strategy. In his battles in Illyrica, he planned simultaneous inland and naval battles. Capturing ports to secure supply lines for the main army at the same time the army was advancing.
      Most Roman strategies were just "march up to them and fight head-on". Occassionally you'd get someone like Ceasar using inventive tactics like at Alesia, but Agrippa was, AFAIK, the first one to use modern combined tactics. Very ahead of his time.

  • Barry Petty
    Barry Petty Ай бұрын

    I enjoyed the video. I love this period of history, however I must ask...have you seen Michael Livingstone's new article from Medieval Warfare, vol IX issue 1, concerning the actual layout of the battle? Tim Sutherland, in his series Medieval Dead, found NO evidence of any battle being fought in the traditional fields between Agincourt and Tramecourt, and this led to the fantastic article by M. Livingstone, identifying the actual location of the battle. Perhaps, if this new interpretation of the evidence is accurate, you would consider another look at the battlefield, and do more videos of that in the future. (I just finished M.Livingstones wonderful book on Crecy, Battle of Five Kings, and his new view of that battle.)

  • DA
    DA 3 ай бұрын

    I love this stuff!! Thank you and keep up the great work!! 🤗👏👏👏

  • Mr ELS
    Mr ELS 4 ай бұрын +1

    Truly an interesting doc, this reminds me of the movie "the king" and the differences the plot had

    • passerby
      passerby 3 ай бұрын

      True the plot was quite different, but the battle was pretty accurate

  • Jonathan Williams
    Jonathan Williams 17 күн бұрын

    “If fighting men they have full threescore thousand, and besides, they are all fresh” (French strength : 60,000)
    “That’s 5 to 1” (English strength: 12,000)
    “It’s a fearful odds”
    “Oh that we had but one ten thousand of those men in England that do no work today”
    The conversation before the famous st crispin’s day speech