battle of Agincourt, 600th commemoration [in miniature]

For the 600th commemoration of the battle of Agincourt, the National Museum of Arms and Armours [within the Tower of London] has commissioned a diorama of the battle that saw the French nobility decimated by English longbows, muddy fields, their heavy armours, and lust for glory…

The Royal Armouries have a blog describing the construction of this impressive diorama, which measures 4m x 2m and involves 4,400 figurines. And over 1,000 arrows stuck into the ground. Never forget the arrows!

At a personal level, besides a fascination for diorama [that started when I saw a D-Day diorama in one Norman museum as a kid] I had been told after The Accident that cutting some fingers was customary for captured bowmen, but this entry in Wikipedia writes it off as a myth.

3 Responses to “battle of Agincourt, 600th commemoration [in miniature]”

  1. Michael Betancourt Says:

    Clearly you need to embellish your story a bit, claiming that you were once captured by frequentists who removed a finger to prevent you from doing math ever again. But you could not be stopped.

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