Peel Agincourt Diary: 18 November

Yesterday the king arrived at Canterbury. He will attend mass in the cathedral there and pay his respects at the shrine of St. Thomas of Canterbury. I do not doubt he will also visit the tomb of his great-uncle, Edward of Woodstock, whose great victory at Poitiers was as great as King Henry’s own at Agincourt.

The king will continue his progress toward London. Sir Geoffrey says the king will be making gifts of appreciation along the way to those whose services aided in the success of his adventure. He also says that financial arrangements for the the next campaign are likely already getting underway, for Archbishop Chichele is to attend a convocation at St. Paul’s where he is expected to urge our clergy to grant the king  further tenths in addition to the one already pledged to be paid on February 2nd next year.

 

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