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The stories of Bevis of Hampton were said to be a particular favourite of the young Henry V and an inspiration to him when he crossed The Channel to take on the French in the Battle of Agincourt 600 years ago. Matt Beames, writer of ‘Blood & Valour’ and Lynn Forest-Hill, author of ‘Bevis of Hampton’ discuss why the stories and tales of Sir Bevis might have been important to King Henry V.
How to use Harry’s Hampshire
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Agincourt 600: What’s on and Where in Hampshire
Interactive Map of locations and activities for 2016
30 – 31 July – an exciting family friendly weekend of medieval entertainment, celebrating the launch of The King’s Great Ships Trail
Bluebells and Treason
1 May – a guided walk in rural Otterboune recalls the story of those who plotted against King Henry V in the summer of 1415 before he sailed for France and, eventually, the Battle of Agincourt
Patriots and Traitors
30 June – a guided walk to explore how the village of Hamble became embroiled in a plot to sabotage Henry V’s expedition to France in 1415 by burning his boats!
3 July – a guided walk in Old Bursledon, next to the Hamble River which was once a centre for shipbuilding supplying fine boats for the Navy, as far back as 600 years ago – including the 1415 campaign that led to the Battle of Agincourt.
Hamble Valley's Festival of Food
23 April – The Road to Agincourt team will be in attendance at Hamble Valley’s Festival of Food with their newly launched interactive map of Hampshire
Amazing Agincourt Facts
It is believed that around 500 Frenchmen lost their lives during the Battle of Agincourt, while English deaths amounted to a fraction of that number.
Number of Arrows Fired in the Battle every second
The year the War started
Longbow Range (Yards)
Video: The Southampton Plot
Dr Cheryl Butler, gives an insight into one of the events that lead up to the Battle of Agincourt. Dr Butler visits St. Julian’s Chapel to discuss the leader of the ‘Southampton Plot’, Richard Earl
Running Time: 2.26 minutes
St. Julien’s Chapel
Music and Programmes relating to Agincourt on SoundCloud