2015 marked the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, and on 19–20 February the Museum will be holding a fun-filled two-day event to increase understanding of this this legendary battle for Henry V’s Army.
Visitors to the Museum can participate in a range of historic activities linked to the battle – including trying archery – and short talks will be given about how the sport was used as a weapon of war.
Hear about how people were recruited and trained for battle, the conditions they would have fought in and the importance of working as a team.
Other activities taking place will include:
- stories from objects relating to this period of history
- create a coat of arms for your family
- the role of horses in the battle
- the skills needed to make stakes and other woodland skills
- demonstration of historic medicines and the treatment of wounds
Displays and activities around the Museum’s site will challenge what people think they know about the Battle of Agincourt and encourage people of all ages to consider where these ideas originated, how ideas in history are used at later times and why the battle has been presented in certain ways at certain times in history.
At 2pm on Saturday. 20 February, Professor Anne Curry and Dr Craig Lambert, experts from Southampton University, will also give a free talk on two elements of the battle. This will include time for questions at the end, plus tea and cake. Spaces are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.
The Museum’s Understanding Agincourt activities will take place on Friday, 19 February and Saturday, 20 February 2016.
Regular Museum entry prices apply and all activities will be free of charge. Activities will take place from 10.30am–3pm. The Museum will be open from 10.30am–4pm.