The Battle of Agincourt
After seizing the French port Harfleur, Henry V was intercepted by the French on his retreat to Calais. Henry's 6,000 men faced about 25,000 French knights and soldiers, but against all odds, the English won this decisive battle of the second phase of the 100 Years' War because of their lightly equipped archers who had the advantage over their heavily armoured enemies. This victory paved the way for Henry's success in the following years and he took Rouen and Paris and controlled all of France north of the Loire.
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