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Abstract

Course Afffiliation

History B352: Middle Ages (Fall 2012)

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Suzanne LaVere

Chair/Discussant

Dr. Suzanne LaVere

Brief Biography

My name is Kent Richardson and I am a History major here at IPFW. I will be graduating in May and I would like to get into museum work. I am definitely considering graduate school as well. I am most interested in Colonial American history, but Dr. LaVere’s HIST B352 Middle Ages class attracted me to medieval Europe and especially to the bitter rivalry between England and France. I did not know very much about the Battle of Agincourt before writing the paper, but almost immediately I found the battle and its main protagonist, Henry V, fascinating. There were many elements of the battle and of the circumstances that led up to the battle that seemed distinctively medieval to me, and Henry V quickly proved to be one of the most dynamic and controversial historical figures that I have come across in my research. After my presentation I hope that members of the audience will find Henry and the Battle of Agincourt equally captivating.

Start Date

20-4-2013 10:10 AM

End Date

20-4-2013 11:10 AM

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Apr 20th, 10:10 AM Apr 20th, 11:10 AM

Agincourt: England's Unpredictable Triumph Over France

My name is Kent Richardson and I am a History major here at IPFW. I will be graduating in May and I would like to get into museum work. I am definitely considering graduate school as well. I am most interested in Colonial American history, but Dr. LaVere’s HIST B352 Middle Ages class attracted me to medieval Europe and especially to the bitter rivalry between England and France. I did not know very much about the Battle of Agincourt before writing the paper, but almost immediately I found the battle and its main protagonist, Henry V, fascinating. There were many elements of the battle and of the circumstances that led up to the battle that seemed distinctively medieval to me, and Henry V quickly proved to be one of the most dynamic and controversial historical figures that I have come across in my research. After my presentation I hope that members of the audience will find Henry and the Battle of Agincourt equally captivating.