2015 brings the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, a pivotal event which has historically been the subject of a great deal of misunderstanding and misconception. It has become entwined with modern notions of national identity and Anglo-French rivalry, and in the popular imagination is often conceived of as a fight solely between low-born English archers and aristocratic French knights. The reality is more complex, and much more interesting. This study day brings together curators, historians and artists working on different aspects of the battle to explore their different perspectives on this singular moment in history.
10:00: Tea, coffee and Registration
10:30: ‘The Battle of Agincourt: A Brief Introduction to the Battle and its Impact on Historical Memory’ – Tobias Capwell
11:15: ‘Documentary Evidence for the Armour of an English Noblemen at the time of Agincourt’ – Ralph Moffat
12:00: ‘Furnish’d in warlike sort: Fighting in Full Plate Armour at Agincourt’ – Tobias Capwell
13:00: Lunch (not provided)
14:00: ”All these Men of War, Arrayed in Battle Order”: The Defensive Equipment of the English Longbowman c.1380-1420’ – Keith Dowan
14:45: Tea and coffee break
15:15: ‘Painting Agincourt: Through the Artist’s Eyes’ – Graham Turner
Tickets can be purchased below or by phoning 020 75639 527. Ticket price includes tea and coffee, excludes lunch.
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