Once more unto the breach, dear friends

In 1414 a generation of English and Frenchmen had taken a twenty-six-year break from slaughtering each other. They were already seventy-seven years into the Hundred Years’ War (although the Hundred and Sixteen Years’ War would be more accurate), which could have been a few decades shorter had the young English king, Henry V, not turned down the French invitation to resolve their territorial differences. 765 more words