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Situated 12 miles (20km) north-west of
Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoiseon the D71 road.
Azincourt is famous as the site of the battle fought on
25 October 1415in which the army led by King Henry V of Englanddefeated the forces led by Charles d'Albreton behalf of Charles VI of France, and recorded in English history as the Battle of Agincourt.
Places of interest
The original battlefield museum in the village featured model knights made out of
Action Manfigures. However, this has now been replaced by a more professional exhibition space incorporating laser, video, slide shows, audio commentaries, and some interactive elements. The museum building is shaped like one of the many longbows famously deployed at the battle by King Henry's archers.
The village holds a festival in every other year, commemorating the battle and featuring various stalls and displays. The latest was held on
July 21through July 22 2007[ [http://www.azincourt-alliance.org.uk/ Azincourt Alliance] ] .
Azincourt is twinned with the English village of
Middlehamin North Yorkshire.
Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department
* [http://www.recensement.insee.fr/RP99/rp99/co_navigation.co_page?nivgeo=C&codgeo=62066&theme=ALL&typeprod=ALL&lang=FR&quelcas=LISTE Azincourt on the Insee website] fr
* [http://www.quid.fr/communes.html?mode=query&req=Azincourt Azincourt on the Quid website] fr
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