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The Battle of Agincourt & Why It Still Matters Today!


Stephen Liddell

Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, one of countless historical battles one has to remember if you are interested in English or British history.  This one though has gained something of a mythical status.   In its own way the Battle of Agincourt made England; as surely as Magna Carta, the Book of Common Prayer, football and cricket, drinking tea, standing in queues, pubs, talking about the weather, good manners and fair play.

Agincourt is just one momentous battle in the 100 years war and France was understandably very confident of victory seeing that their 20,000 soldiers was four times that of the English forces under the leadership of King Henry V

The small English army  were starving, wet and diseased and the French were so confident that victory would be theirs that they had already built and painted a special wagon which they planned to parade…

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Wonderlost Wednesday: Blenheim Palace

Wanderlust: Becoming a Traveler

Blenheim Palace

I’ve visited a lot of palaces and castles on my travels and seen them from the inside, however, nothing beats Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, England – not even Buckingham Palace. Never having belonged to royalty but aristocracy (including the Spencer-Churchill family), the palace is the only non-royal residens in England to hold the title of ’palace’ – for good reasons! As such, not only does the palace have the majestic feel of a true palace including the building itself as well as the interior, it also has stunning gardens with sculptures, water fountains and lakes along with spectacular history.
If you ever find yourself in the nabourhood, please, do check it out. I promise, it would not have been in vain.

xo P!

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