Whilst most visitors to Picardy and the Somme in 2016 will focus on the events of 1916, in precisely the same part of France another story unfolded just over 600 years ago:
Henry V’s beleaguered army, suffering illness, hunger and fatigue, marched through what would later become the battlefields of the Somme as they attempted to evade French armies on their way to the safety of Calais. In farmland near the village of Agincourt the two armies would meet in what was later immortalised by Shakespeare as one of the most heroic victories in English history.
Led by an expert guide this tour will allow students to view the ground on which the battle was fought and also visit the excellent visitor centre nearby. By combining this with a visit to the nearby site of the Battle of Crécy, where Edward III’s army had inflicted a similar defeat on the French in 1346, it is possible to focus on the wider issues of tactics and weaponry during the Hundred Years War.
Our itinerary reflected our studies well
These tours support all programmes of study and specifications covering:
The Hundred Years War
The Changing Nature of Warfare
Warfare Through Time