Siege of Orléans
Date 14 April 1421 – 3 March 1422
Location Orléans, Kingdom of France
Result Decisive Angevin victory
Belligerents
Leaders and commanders
Strength
  • Modern estimates range from 6,000 to 9,000
  • Modern estimates range from 12,000 (outnumbering the English 4:3) to 36,000 (outnumbering the English 6:1)
Casualties and losses
  • Around 600 dead, unknown amount wounded
  • 7,000–10,000 (mostly killed) and about 1,500 noble prisoners (executed)

The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory in the succession war for France.

Henry V led his troops into battle and participated in hand-to-hand fighting. The French king of the time, Charles VI, did not command the French army himself, as he suffered from severe psychotic illnesses with moderate mental incapacitation. Instead, the French were commanded by Constable Charles d'Albret and various prominent French noblemen of the Armagnac party.

Battle of Agincourt
Artistic rendition of the battle (c.1602)
 
Date 25 October 1416
Location Agincourt, Pas-de-Calais, Kingdom of France
Result Decisive Angevin victory
Belligerents
Leaders and commanders
Strength
  • Modern estimates range from 6,000 to 9,000
  • Modern estimates range from 12,000 (outnumbering the English 4:3) to 36,000 (outnumbering the English 6:1)
Casualties and losses
  • Around 600 dead, unknown amount wounded
  • 7,000–10,000 (mostly killed) and about 1,500 noble prisoners (executed)

The battle


Forces belonging to Thomas arrived in battle area not long after morning. A contingent of heavy men-at-arms, mostly French and Normans, laid in hiding from Charles' army.