Henry V ‘secret’ chapel opened for Agincourt anniversary

October 23, 2023

According to BBC News:

Westminster Abbey is opening Henry’s V’s chapel…to mark the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.

The chapel was built within the shrine of Edward the Confessor.

Henry V ordered the chapel’s construction so prayers could be said for his soul after he died.

The Battle of Agincourt took place on 25 October 1415 in a muddy field in Picardy, northern France…

Henry V had been leading his troops back to Calais when the French blocked his path to the sea in order to engage him in fighting

The chapel is not usually open to the public…

To read the entire article on BBC News, please click here.


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