Sunday, October 25, 2009

"Do you think we 'ave forgotten Agincourt?"

594 years ago today the English Army under Henry V delivered the latest in a long series of well-deserved thrashings to the French at Agincourt.

British schoolboys were always told the English were outnumbered 5 to 1 (at least when I was at school - now they are probably doing finger painting, talking about their feelings, or studying "climate change")

Anyway a bunch of leftie researchers have now discovered by consulting tax records (no way 600 year old tax records would be anything less than totally accurate) that in fact it wasn't such a victory after all.

Because the English were only outnumbered 2 to 1

When you're fighting the French, then, it's only a decent victory if they outnumber you 10 to 1 or more.

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