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Radio

Agincourt was neither necessary, nor great. We’re mad to celebrate it

Plus: Radio 2’s Faith in the World week of programmes proves the BBC’s Reithian mission still just about has a heartbeat

29 October 2015

9:00 AM

29 October 2015

9:00 AM

Can anyone explain this sudden enthusiasm for Agincourt, that unexpected victory over the French, now being celebrated, or rather commemorated, on radio, on digital, online? It was so weird to switch on Radio 4 on Sunday morning (which just happened to be St Crispin’s Day, the day on which the battle was fought) to discover that even Sunday Worship was being devoted to commemorating one of the bloodiest battles in that most bloodthirsty period.

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