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Places of interest
- The church of St-Martin, dating from the fourteenth century.
- The seventeenth century Hôtel de Ville (town hall).
- Medieval ramparts (1350–1390)
- The fifteenth century museums of fishing and of archaeology
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- David Auradou
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, rugby player
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- Khoudjiedji Ba handball player
- Vikash Dhorasoo, footballer
- Charles N'Zogbia
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In modern literature
The 2009 novel Azincourt
(U.S. title Agincourt
) by Bernard Cornwell
Bernard Cornwell OBE is an English author of historical novels. He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe which were adapted into a series of Sharpe television films.-Biography:...
describes the siege and the conquest of Harfleur by the army of Henry V of England
Henry V was King of England from 1413 until his death at the age of 35 in 1422. He was the second monarch belonging to the House of Lancaster....
in 1415. The middle age siege
A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by attrition or assault. The term derives from sedere, Latin for "to sit". Generally speaking, siege warfare is a form of constant, low intensity conflict characterized by one party holding a strong, static...
techniques are described in colorful detail, and goes on to tell about the Battle of Agincourt (now known as Azincourt in French) just as beautifully.
The 2003 novel A Hail of Arrows
by Michael Cox describes the siege and conquest of Harfleur by the army of Henry V of England in 1415 as witnessed by a 14-year-old boy-archer. Its description of illness and food shortage that afflicted the English army is particularly informative. It goes on to describe the battle of Agincourt.
- Communes of the Seine-Maritime department
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