October 25, 2016

DAVID ALWAYS BEATS GOLIATH:

Battle of Agincourt: 10 reasons why the French lost to Henry V's army (Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Isabelle Fraser, 23 Oct 2015, The Telegraph)


Despite significantly outnumbering the English army, the French were easily defeated by King Henry V's forces at the battle in northern France.
How did the English win? . [...]

Use of longbow arrows

In the longbow, the English had perfected an extraordinary weapon that gave them a considerable advantage over the French crossbow. A trained archer could shoot six aimed arrows a minute which could wound at 400 yards, kill at 200 and penetrate armour at 100 yards.

The continuous volleys of English arrow fire also maddened the French horses, which trampled through the close-packed ranks of French foot soldiers.



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