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Re: The Language of Archery

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  • bluecat@neo.rr.com
    Enguerrand de Monstrelet is a period source for the Battle of Agincourt Link: http://www.archive.org/details/chroniclesengue14johngoog This is the text of his
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      Enguerrand de Monstrelet is a period source for the Battle of Agincourt

      Link: http://www.archive.org/details/chroniclesengue14johngoog

      This is the text of his chronicles in electronic format

      A borrowed bit of text from a discussion on NetSword is below:

      The author of this account of Agincourt is "Enguerrand de Monstrelet
      (d.1453), governor of Cambrai and supporter of the French crown."
      *(snip)*... He includes a number of interesting details, like the name
      of the commander of the [i]English[/i] archers and the fact that many of
      them had their "hose loose"; which has been attributed to the dysentery
      raging among the English. His passage about Erpingham ordering the
      English archers to open the battle is of sufficient interest that it is
      specifically discussed in Anne Curry's book [b]Agincourt 1415[/i]. The
      author concludes that "Nestroque" was the french rendition of a man with
      a Norfolk accent shouting "Now Strike!".

      Hugh Soar makes his own comments in Vol. 44 of Society for Archer
      Antiquaries in 2001, but that doesn't appear to be available unless you
      are a member

      Link: http://www.societyofarcher-antiquaries.org/publications.htm

      A recent work- 'Cavalry from Hoof to Track' By Roman Johann Jarymowycz,
      Roman Jarymowycz, Donn A. Starry
      at:http://books.google.com/books?id=nQDBUgwGae4C&pg=PA51&lpg=PA51&dq=nestroque&source=bl&ots=H69TWboH0L&sig=BjN_ByR8630t4W_K2oRLdV9gtKw&hl=en&ei=57SkSfWFNMe_tgfRmIzKBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result#PPA52,M1

      Also says Sir Thomas Erpingham says "Now Strike" on page 51, and while
      footnoted, I cant get to the bibliographic page for the reference.

      Dirk Edward of Frisia
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