Posteado por: crisdiaz24 | octubre 26, 2014

A HISTORIC DATE: AGINCOURT (25 October 1415)

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The hundred Years’ War is the name given to a series of conflicts that were the consequence of Willaim the Conquerer invading England. William was King of England as he retained possession of some areas in France, meaning that they were required to pay homage to the French King. Disagreements and disputes over who the right holder of both crowns was led to the fighting between the House of Plantagenet  (England) and the House of Valois (France)

The Battle of Agincourt was a key English victory, with profound and far-reaching consequences on world history:

 

“In pure chessboard terms, the French had, up until the Battle of Agincourt, dominated England for around 300 years, and the Duque of Normandy had become King of England.. But now the king of England, Henry VI, was able to become king of France – thanks to his father, Henry V…”

“But that means nothing. What does mean something is trade, and Henry V was able to get a situation in which England’s trade opportunities were pretty damn good -because, as a result of having to fight the French, England was able to start a navy that learned how to fight in clever ways. This led on to Walter raleigh and all that lot, and then eventually to Britain outdoing the Dutch, the Portuguese and the Spanish. The French tottered along in the Caribbean and all over the place, but the fact that the world language is English is somethin that you can really trace back to this point.

So from the Hundred Years’ War there’s the beginning of a tiny island venturing right out around the world, and we wouldn’t have done that had it not been for this.”

From BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE @ Ranulph Fiennes

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