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Unread 09-08-2009, 11:15 AM
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oh noes, this is even worse.

[The English knights] were so skilled in battle that even though they were highly outnumbered by the French in the battle of Agincourt, France (1415), they not only defeated the French but only lost 200 of their own men in the battle compared to more than 8,000 Frenchmen killed.
a) no one really knows how many people were killed at Agincourt. They didn't write batallion histories back then.
b) The English knights didn't have much to do with it. The yeoman archers (and the anti-cavalry stakes they deployed), mud, and the stupidity of the French nobility and the ineffectual French commanders did much more damage to the French than the English knights did.
c) this article is very bad

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