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Agincourt -- 1415

Henry V became a hero by defeating the French at Agincourt in 1415. It was a battle memorialized in Shakespeare's play "Henry V" -- with several stirring speeches ("we band of…

From  Ann Nikolai on May 21st, 2020 0 likes 18 plays 0  

Richard II: Chaucer & Emerging Englishness (1377-1400)

In the last decades of the 14th century, during the reign of Richard II, military, political and literary shifts contributed to a rising sense of what it meant to be English -- and just how secure…

From  Ann Nikolai on May 4th, 2020 0 likes 26 plays 0  

Edward II (1307-1327)

Edward II was the first English king deposed after the Norman Conquest. Standard history says he was then murdered. But was he?

From  Ann Nikolai on April 27th, 2020 0 likes 35 plays 0  

The Barons' Wars (1215-1266)

Magna Carta, signed by King John in 1215, did not settle the disputes between the monarch and his barons. John's son, Henry III, reigned for more than 50 turbulent years in which the barons…

From  Ann Nikolai on April 23rd, 2020 0 likes 25 plays 0  

Will - Session 6

It was a time of radical change, a time of violence. England was under siege, internally and externally, by foreign adversaries. Being on the wrong side, politically or religiously, could result in…

From  Michele Desmond on April 22nd, 2020 0 likes 16 plays 0  

Will - Session 8

It was a time of radical change, a time of violence. England was under siege, internally and externally, by foreign adversaries. Being on the wrong side, politically or religiously, could result in…

From  Michele Desmond on April 22nd, 2020 0 likes 16 plays 0  

The Battle of Hastings to the Domesday Book (1066-1086)

The Norman Conquest of England is one of the few true "turning points" in history. England was immediately and substantially different after William the Conqueror defeated Harold Godwinson…

From  Ann Nikolai on April 12th, 2020 0 likes 210 plays 0  

First Battle of St Albans (1455 to 1460), No. 4

Henry V, hero of Agincourt (1415), died in 1422 leaving his 9-month old son heir to the crown. After decades of war with France, England's economic and political turmoil came to a head. Magnates…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 31st, 2020 0 likes 35 plays 0  

First Maneuvers (1444 - 1455) , No. 3

A number of arguments arise between the soon-to-be warring parties, particularly over losses in France, which were overseen by Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, while Richard, 3rd Duke of York fumed…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 30th, 2020 0 likes 38 plays 0  

Edward III and his Legacies, No. 2

Henry V, hero of Agincourt (1415), died in 1422 leaving his 9-month old son heir to the crown. After decades of war with France, England's economic and political turmoil came to a head. Magnates…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 29th, 2020 0 likes 61 plays 0  

Orientation to 15th C England, No. 1

Henry V, hero of Agincourt (1415), died in 1422 leaving his 9-month old son heir to the crown. After decades of war with France, England's economic and political turmoil came to a head. Magnates…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 28th, 2020 0 likes 139 plays 0  

The Wars of the Roses: Aftermath and Historical Perspectives, No. 11

Henry V, hero of Agincourt (1415), died in 1422 leaving his 9-month old son heir to the crown. After decades of war with France, England's economic and political turmoil came to a head. Magnates…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 26th, 2020 0 likes 38 plays 0