from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A village of northern France west-northwest of Arras. On October 25, 1415, Henry V of England decisively defeated a much larger French army here. The victory showed the effectiveness of troops equipped with longbows over heavily armored knights.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a battle in which English longbowmen under Henry V decisively defeated a much larger French army in 1415. It was named for the site at which it occurred.
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- n. a battle in northern France in which English longbowmen under Henry V decisively defeated a much larger French army in 1415
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The Hundred Years War, and in particular the Battle of Agincourt, is well documented.
Sir Ian, notwithstanding that he has now lost the confidence of the majority of the elected representatives of the citizens of London, has stuck his fingers up in Agincourt Salute at that democratic entity with the enthusiastic support of Livingstone and the Government.
He is an elder of St. John's United Church in Agincourt and he is affiliated with several clubs in Toronto including, I am pleased to say, The Empire Club of Canada of which he is a member of long standing.
Noël was up to the ears in Agincourt, yet that made but little difference to our destiny.
Agincourt is a special book that deserves a place on any medieval historian’s or medieval fan’s shelf, as well as an important spot for any Cornwell fan.
They were close to a little village which the English called Agincourt, and, though that is not quite its right name, it is what we have called the battle ever since.
Cornwell's novel, Juliet Barker's 2005 history, also titled Agincourt and, of course,
The remains showed that Tudor bows were somewhat slighter than those fired at Agincourt, which is generally regarded as the pinnacle of longbow use.
So in addition to these, Brockton, The Junction, Parkdale, and North Toronto get buttons, but towns and villages such as Agincourt, Lansing, and several others donâ€ ™ t?
With his novel "Agincourt," Bernard Cornwell leads us into this world with the hypnotic skill of an old seer seated about an ancient campfire.
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