Jean II of Maingre – French Knight 1415 (FR2)


Jean 2nd of Le Maingre

Was also a co commander at the battle of Agincourt and was in the French Vanguard, he was captured on the battle by the English and six years later died in captivity.

Battle of Agincourt

Agincourt was a notable victory for the English during the Hundred Years Wars.

The battle happened on   Friday, 25 October 1415 (Saint Crispin’s Day) in northern France. The English beat the French who had superior numbers of soldiers. The English victory financially disabled France and a period if peace ensued.

The French army in the absence of the French King was led by Constable Charles d’Albret and other French noblemen from the Armagnac party.

The importance feature of the battle was the use of the longbow by English and Welsh archers in massive quantities. Actually most of the English army was made up of Archers.

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