Hundreds gather at Westminster Abbey to remember Agincourt's 'happy few'

30 October 2015

Hundreds gathered at Westminster Abbey in London to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt on Oct 29th. The commemoration of the battle, which King Henry V famously fought against the French and won, even featured the real sword and helmet used by Henry V himself!
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During the service, actor Sam Marks, who is currently performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company in their production of Henry V, dressed in full costume as Henry V and delivered the play’s well-known St. Crispin’s Day speech.Photo: Nick Ansell/PA

This spectacular production of Henry V will be coming to the 44th Hong Kong Arts Festival along with RSC’s production of Henry IV Parts I and II. Come and experience this significant part of British History next year! If you’re interested in what goes on behind the scenes of Henry V, such as the making of costumes and armoury, take a look at this fascinating link:
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Source: The Daily Telegraph

Related Programme: The Royal Shakespeare Company -  King and Country: Henry IV (Parts I & II) and Henry V

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