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Our King Went Forth to Normandy


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... For there in front of us, as far into the distance as you could see, was what looked like a gigantic cloak being dragged very slowly across the landscape. A cloak flecked with red and gold, blue and silver, with here and there a flash of light as the rising sun hit on steel and lances, banners and flags, mounted knights, horses, wagons, and men marching ... Esmond Knight tells the tale of the archer called Ned who came from the West Country to follow his king. Henry V, to do battle in France. In October 1415, after a march through France which had decimated the English, 6,000 archers on 6d a day faced the 30,000-strong French army on a site dictated by the French-a place called Agincourt. Producer HELEN FRY


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Our King Went Forth to Normandy

BBC Radio 4 FM, 6 October 1974 22.15

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