The Agincourt Wales Trail
The Battle of Agincourt, on 25 October 1415, is one of the best-known events in British history. The story of Henry V’s forces epic defeat of a much larger French army has been immortalised in tales, plays and poetry familiar to all. What is less well known is the role played by Wales in Henry’s stirring victory. Five hundred Welsh archers and 23 men-at-arms travelled to fight in France – many of them from the Breconshire and Monmouthshire region – along with a contingent of archers and miners from the Forest of Dean.
Building on the success of the 600th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Agincourt in 2015, a new interpretation trail has been developed to commemorate South Wales’ Agincourt connections. The Agincourt Wales Trail links eight locations across the region, telling the stories of the people and places that played a role in the famous battle.
The Agincourt 600 Commemorative Fund has worked with the Woodland Trust to plant trees at many of the locations to provide a permanent memorial which will grow and develop as the years go by. Following the Trail will allow visitors to learn more about the Agincourt story as they explore the region.
For more information head to www.agincourt600wales.com