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    Azincourt: 1415 - England versus France!

    Battle of Azincourt

    Result: Decisive English victory
    Combatants: England / France

    Commanders: England: Henry of England = Henry V / France: Jean le Maingre (Bouccicault)/ Charles d'Albret
    Strength: England: 8,000 troops France: 12,000 troops
    Casualties: England: 400 France: 8,000

    The Battle of Azincourt was fought on October 25, 1415, Saint Crispin's Day, in northern France as part of the Hundred Years' War. The combatants were the army of King Henry V of England and that of Charles VI of France. The latter was not commanded by the incapacitated king himself, but by the Constable Charles d'Albret and various notable French noblemen of the Armagnac party. The battle is notable for the use of a relatively new military technology, the longbow, which helped the English compensate for their inferior numbers. The battle was also immortalized (and somewhat fictionalized) by William Shakespeare as the centerpiece of his play Henry V.

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    1. The Battle of Azincourt was fought in .

    2. It took place at .

    3. The English .

    4. The English used a new sort of archers called .

    5. The English were commanded by .

    6. The French were not commanded by Charles VI because .

    7. In all, combatants were involved in the fighting

    8. Crispin is the name of

    9. Azincourt was .

    10. The Battle was immortalized by .

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