Example sentences for: agincourt

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  • Henry V is, in fact, Shakespeare's archetype of the perfect Hero-King precisely because of his Machiavellian qualities (which certainly are present)--Henry understands, as he explains during his tour of the army before Agincourt, that the moral demands upon a King are very different from those upon ordinary men.

  • Between France and England ensued tangled marital alliances and military clashes more important to national morale than to resolving their perennial conflict — such as Bouvines (1214), a victory for the French, and Crécy (1346) and Agincourt (1415) for the English.

  • When Henry hears at Agincourt that the French have sent in reinforcements, he orders his men to kill their French prisoners--a terrifying act for men facing the prospect of imprisonment themselves.

  • According to the original form of the tale, before the battle of Agincourt, immortalized in Shakespeare's Henry V, the French taunted the English longbowmen by waving two fingers at them, saying that those fingers (used to pull back the bowstring) could never defeat the mighty French.

  • Today, most historians believe that the Battle of Agincourt was more fun than Aunt Selma.

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