Agincourt: Henry V’s great triumph

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Travel to Agincourt (modern Azincourt), the scene of Henry V’s great triumph at the Battle of Agincourt and part of the Hundred Years’ War, for a Medieval history lesson, including armour, weaponry and armies of the period.

Battle of Agincourt
Battle of Agincourt

On the fields of Agincourt

The might of the English longbow has never been more effectively demonstrated than on the legendary fields of Agincourt. On St Crispin’s Day 1415, Henry V’s two small outnumbered English armies were able to defeat their French opponents decisively, thanks to the English archers and their longbows.

Azincourt village

The new Medieval History Centre in Azincourt village not only tells the story of the battle, but sets the whole bloody conflict in context. There is a life-size model of a knight on horseback in armour and full-size talking figures, as well as interactive exhibits (weapons and armour). It is a good starting point and preparation for walking round the battle site.

You could combine Agincourt with one or more days in the Boulogne-sur-Mer area as an introduction to both the French way of life and using the language. Visit Nausicaä, Centre National de la Mer, which is dedicated to demonstrating the diversity of sea life and its conservation to young people.

Henry V
Henry V

Suggested Itineraries

All tours can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Some groups have specific sites that they wish to visit including graves, where they may wish to lay a wreath. Others like to combine a history tour with some leisure time, such as a day visit to Bruges, a visit to Bellewaerde Theme Park outside Ypres or add on a visit to Disneyland® Paris.

All our tours include:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your school or chosen pick-up point
  • Executive class coach travel (subject to availability)
  • Return travel on Eurotunnel (or P&O Ferries, if you prefer)
  • Entrance to all museums throughout the tour
  • Full board accommodation for tours lasting two days or more
  • Exclusive Teachers’ Information Booklet and Pupil Worksheets
  • Personal Battlefields Tours Executive to assist with tour planning
Jacqui Shaw - Our Head of Schools and Colleges Battlefield Tours

Expert guidance and planning

Here at Holts, we believe that Battlefield Tours are an important part of how a student learns about history, and perhaps even themselves. We have passion, experience and the knowledge to help make the most of your Battlefield Tour and make it an experience for your students to remember for a lifetime.

Our Head of Schools and Colleges Battlefield Tours, Jacqui Shaw, was educated at Reading and Cambridge, and has worked as a teacher for over 20 years. Inspired to learn more after visiting the Battlefields herself on a school tour, she has been returning ever since and is excited to be able to bring the experience to new generations of students. With Holts, we seek to bring history to life, understand the past, and ensure a memorable and rewarding Battlefield Tour for your students.

To arrange and plan your tour, call us on 01709 385500