Sunday, February 20, 2011

The greatest pre Battle speech in the history of warfare

Henry V, before the Battle of Agincourt. The St. Crispins day speech from the play Henry V, by William it any wonder that 400 years later the Bard continues to delight....such absolute mastery of the language, such glorious poetry.

(Henry is reputed to have given a speech before the battle but it was not so glorious....he reminded the English Army that the French would spare the nobility and hold them for ransom if they lost but would not extend the same privillege to the common man, so he urged them to fight for their lives)

This is Kenneth Brannagh in the role of King Hal...


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