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Pablo Picasso born
Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, is born in Malaga, Spain. Picasso’s father was a professor of drawing, and he bred his son for a career in academic art. Picasso had his first exhibit at age 13 and later quit art school so...
Congress petitions English king to address grievances
On this day in 1774, the First Continental Congress sends a respectful petition to King George III to inform his majesty that if it had not been for the acts of oppression forced upon the colonies by the British Parliament, the American people would be standing behind British rule. Despite the...
Barney Oldfield defeats boxer Jack Johnson in Brooklyn auto race
On October 25, 1910, white race car driver Barney Oldfield beats prizefighter Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion of the world, in two five-mile car races in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Oldfield and Johnson had a history: Oldfield’s friend, the white heavyweight champ James J. Jeffries, had quit boxing in 1908...
Keel of the Monitor laid
On this day in 1861, signaling an important shift in the history of naval warfare, the keel of the Union ironclad Monitor is laid at Greenpoint, New York. Union Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles appointed an Ironclad Board when he heard rumors that the Confederates were trying to build an...
The U.N. seats the People’s Republic of China and expels Taiwan
In a dramatic reversal of its long-standing commitment to the Nationalist Chinese government of Taiwan, and a policy of non-recognition of the communist People’s Republic of China (PRC), America’s U.N. representatives vote to seat the PRC as a permanent member. Over American objections, Taiwan was expelled. The reasons for the...
United States invades Grenada
President Ronald Reagan, citing the threat posed to American nationals on the Caribbean nation of Grenada by that nation’s Marxist regime, orders the Marines to invade and secure their safety. There were nearly 1,000 Americans in Grenada at the time, many of them students at the island’s medical school....
Susan Smith reports a false carjacking to cover her murder
Susan Smith reports that she was carjacked in South Carolina by a man who took her two small children in the backseat of her car. Although authorities immediately began searching for three-year-old Michael and one-year-old Alex, they could find no trace of them or of Smith’s car. After nine days...
Russian military plane crashes into mountain
On this day in 2000, a Russian military plane crashes into a mountain in Georgia, killing all 83 people on board. Poor visibility and pilot error caused the horrific crash. The Ilyushin-18 jet was built in 1968 and was used to transport military personnel. On October 25, a crew of 11...
Charge of the Light Brigade
In an event alternately described as one of the most heroic or disastrous episodes in British military history, Lord James Cardigan leads a charge of the Light Brigade cavalry against well-defended Russian artillery during the Crimean War. The British were winning the Battle of Balaclava when Cardigan received his order...
Cabinet member guilty in Teapot Dome scandal
During the Teapot Dome scandal, Albert B. Fall, who served as secretary of the interior in President Warren G. Harding’s cabinet, is found guilty of accepting a bribe while in office. Fall was the first individual to be convicted of a crime committed while a presidential cabinet member.As a member...
“Camelot,” “Harry Potter” star Richard Harris dies
On this day in 2002, Irish-born actor Richard Harris, whose career spanned six decades and included starring roles in films ranging from “Camelot” to the “Harry Potter” series, dies of cancer at age 72 in London. Harris was known for his acting talent as well as his carousing off-camera. As...
Henry Fielding becomes justice of the peace
On this day, Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones, is commissioned as justice of the peace for Westminster and Middlesex. In this role, he helped break up notorious criminal gangs. Fielding was born in April 1707 in Somerset, England, and attended Eton. However, he dropped out at age 17 and lost...
Australian rock gods AC/DC earn their first Top 40 hit with “You Shook Me All Night Long”
On October 25, 1980, AC/DC earn their first pop Top 40 hit with “You Shook Me All Night Long.” Back when they were releasing albums like Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1977), AC/DC would have seemed an unlikely candidate to become one of the top-selling pop-music acts of all time. But...
Indians attack transcontinental railroad survey crew in Utah
On this day in 1853, Paiute Indians attack U.S. Army Captain John W. Gunnison and his party of 37 soldiers and railroad surveyors near Sevier Lake, Utah. Gunnison and seven other men were killed, but the survey party continued with its work and eventually reported its findings to the...
John Adams marries Abigail Smith
On this day in 1764, future President John Adams marries Abigail Smith. This devoted couple’s prolific correspondence during their married life has provided entertainment and a glimpse of early American life for generations of history buffs. Future first lady Abigail Adams was the daughter of a parson. She was home-taught and...
Wrestling legend Dan Gable is born
On October 25, 1948, wrestling legend Don Gable is born in the tiny town of Waterloo, Iowa. His father was a real-estate salesman and former high-school wrestling star; his mother was a homemaker. In high school, Gable ran track, swam and played football and baseball. He didn’t devote himself to...
Nixon suspends bombing of North Vietnam
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Nixon vetoes War Powers Resolution
President Nixon vetoes the War Powers Resolution, which would limit presidential power to commit armed forces abroad without Congressional approval. The bill, introduced by Senator Jacob K. Javits of New York, required the president to report to Congress within 48 hours after commitment of armed forces to foreign combat and limited...
World War I1916
French troops celebrate recapture of Fort Douaumont at Verdun
On October 25, 1916, French troops rejoice after recapturing Fort Douaumont, the preeminent fortress guarding the city of Verdun, under siege by the German army since the previous February. In February 1916, the walls of Verdun were defended by some 500,000 men stationed in two principal fortresses, Fort Douaumont and Fort...
World War II1944
First kamikaze attack of the war begins
On this day in 1944, during the Battle of the Leyte Gulf, the Japanese deploy kamikaze (“divine wind”) suicide bombers against American warships for the first time. It will prove costly–to both sides. This decision to employ suicide bombers against the American fleet at Leyte, an island of the Philippines, was...
Essay on Chivalry in Battle of Agincourt
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November 29, 2015
November 29, 2015
Chivalrous Actions in the Battle of Agincourt
Chivalrous Actions in the Battle of Agincourt
The word chivalry is often associated with knights of the medieval ages. This term was used during the 11th and 12th century. The code of chivalry is a code of conduct that reflected bravery and service to others. This code of conduct was expected of the medieval knights. In his book, La Chevalerie, Leon Gautier wrote the ten commandments of chivalry which were the following: 1. Believe the Church’s teachings and observe all the Church’s directions, 2. Defend the Church, 3. Respect and defend the weak, 4. Love your…show more content…
The French army knights followed the code of chivalry as they were nearly all knights. They fought bravely and fairly. The English army was not composed of brave knights. On the contrary it was composed of yeomen and poor dishonorable peasants.
The reason for the battle was because the English King Arthur V wanted to recover his former lands and the lands that he had lost in the Hundred Years War. With a small army at hand, the English started the battle with a siege of a Harfleur in Normandy. The fresh did not fight the English and surrendered the gate allowing the English the entrance. Later on, neither army wanted to start the battle due to military strategic reasons. The English begin lacking food and other provisions and therefore they decided to ‘provoke’ the French army by loosening the first flight of arrows. Their execution was successful and the French were indeed provoked. The French army begin the first attack but didn’t succeed at breaking the English and they actually suffered many loses due to the English Archers. After their retreat they decided to strike again. This time the English archers dropped their bows and began using the weapons that the French had abandoned in the first attack. These weapons included, axes, mallets, and swords. It is often said that the winners of the battle of Agincourt were the English archers but in fact they did not actually use their bows to cause the most casualties. They used more advantageous weapons in hand-to-hand