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To celebrate St George’s Day this year we have put together a blog series looking at 6 key battles in England’s past. We’re starting off with the Battle of Hastings...  Continue Reading
Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. To commemorate this famous battle we have organized a day heaped with history for you. Here is the final instalment, a stunning illustration of Henry V diving into the fray...Continue Reading

Agincourt 600: The Killing of the Prisoners

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Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. To commemorate this famous battle we have organized a day heaped with history for you. The third and final stage of the narrative looks at the controversial events that occured at the end of the Battle of Agincourt - the massacre of the French prisoners...Continue Reading
Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. To commemorate this famous battle we have organized a day heaped with history for you. In this second part we join the narrative as the vulnerable and half-beaten French first battle march on towards their English opponents...Continue Reading
Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. To commemorate this famous battle we have organized a day heaped with history for you, starting with a look at the first phase of the battle - the English advance and French cavalry charges...Continue Reading

Osprey's World Tour - England

In Military History, Featured
Osprey are going on tour! Not literally (unfortunately), but through our extensive backlist of books we can go on an historical trip around the globe. Today marks the first instalment, starting with a look at a battle from England's past...Continue Reading

75th Anniversary of The Blitz

In Military History, Featured
Rather than a Sunday Photo post we decided to mark the 75th anniversary of the start of the Blitz with a selection of photographs showing the results of Nazi Germany’s bombing campaign of London and other English cities...Continue Reading

The Battle of Otterburn

In Military History
The Battle of Otterburn took place in August 1388 between England and Scotland. The Scottish forces defeated the English, but the death of their leader the earl of Douglas made the battle something of a pyrrhic victory. The question of who should succeed him resulted in serious political upheaval, and the tensions that followed to some extent explain the failure of the Scots to follow up their victory at Otterburn...Continue Reading

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