Articles tagged with: Agincourt 600
Events are taking place across the country to commemorate one of the most famous battles of English history. Communities up and down the country are marking the anniversary on a number of imaginative and engaging ways In addition to one off events the Agincourt 600 Trust is supporting exhibition, education project and events in museums and schools.
The last letter that Henry V sent to Charles VI of France before he launched the Agincourt campaign was an ultimatum. “To the Most Serene Prince Charles our Cousin and adversary of France, Henry, by the Grace of God, King of England and France” and the letter went to state that Henry had done everything in his power to procure peace between the two countries. He did not lack the courage to fight to the death for justice for his just rights and inheritances that had been seized from him by violence and withheld for too long and it was his duty to recover.
By a grant agreement between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Support of the DCMS and Agincourt 600 (COI 1154991) it is agreed that the Secretary of State will pay up to £1m in a grant to Agincourt 600: ‘the grant will be used to contribute to the costs of events and educational activities organised by Agincourt 600 and subsidiary organisations to mark the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt across the UK and Europe. The Grant shall be used solely for these purposes and shall not be applied other than in accordance with the terms of the agreement’.