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From Agincourt to Beverley and back
October 25, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm£10
Agincourt was a battle that Henry V should not have won – it was a huge gamble by an insecure ruler. But he did, and the rest is history. Within five years he was heir to the French crown. Soon after his return to England in February 1421, the king set out on a royal progress, visiting the shrine of St John of Beverley. On his way back from Beverley in April, Henry received the news from France that his brother had been defeated and killed in battle. Within months Henry had made an early return to France, fallen seriously ill and died. So shattering and unexpected was the death of the 35-year-old king that it was kept secret for 15 days!
In her talk, Anne Curry retraces the steps of medieval England’s most well-known and admired king from his audacious victory at Agincourt to Beverley and back.
A former President of the Historical Association and chair of the Agincourt 600, Professor Curry is a leading expert on Henry V. Her books include the volume on Henry V (subtitled ‘Playboy Price to Warrior King’) in the acclaimed Penguin Monarch series. We are thrilled to welcome this distinguished historian to Beverley in the 600th anniversary year of Henry’s visit to the town.
Tickets £10 on the door (free to Beverley Civic Society & Historical Association members).