Footnote 335

Henry V's favorite explanation for his victory at Agincourt was that God had decided to punish the French for their debauchery. This was his statement given to the French Herald "Montjoye" on the battlefield itself, then to his captive "noble cousin" Duke Charles of Orleans shortly afterwards during the march to Calais, and also at a banquet with his prisoners at Calais (among other sources, see: Nicolas' "History of the Battle of Agincourt", pp. 137, 141; McLeod's "Charles of Orleans: Prince and Poet", pp. 130, 131).


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