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Agincourt armour 'exhausted the French'

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The heavy body armour that French soldiers wore to fight the English at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 may have been their undoing, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Dr Graham Askew of Leeds University, who lead the study, explains the "cost" of wearing such heavy armour.


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