It’s St Crispin’s Day. Time to Listen to “The Speech”

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers…”

Today is the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, when outnumbered
English troops defeated the French in one of the most important engagements of the Hundred Years’ War.

Here’s Kenneth Branagh delivering the St. Crispin’s Day speech in the 1989 film version of Shakespeare’s  Henry V.


Footnote:   Agincourt wasn’t the only battle fought on 25 October.  The Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War took place 439 years later, in 1854.

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