The Agincourt Lecture | Banbury Museum

The Agincourt Lecture

A wonderful event

Following on from the success of last year’s lecture at Broughton Castle to mark the 800th anniversary of the Sealing of the Magna Carta, Banbury Museum is delighted to confirm that Professor Anne Curry will deliver this year’s lecture marking the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.

The Battle of Agincourt took place in Northern France just over 600 years ago in 1415, and was a major English victory in the Hundred Year’s War as well as a source of inspiration for Shakespeare’s Henry V. Henry V’s victory at Agincourt started a new period in the war. Henry V married the French king’s daughter, and their son, later Henry VI of England and Henry II of France, was made heir to the throne of France as well as of England.