Did Your Ancestor Fight In The Hundred Years War?

hundred-years-warIf you’ve ever wondered whether your ancestors served as a medieval soldier in the Hundred Years War, a newly launched website from historians at the universities of Southampton and Reading, UK, may have the answer.

The names of over 3,500 French soldiers linked to the Battle of Agincourt (1415) have been added to www.medievalsoldier.org. They join the quarter of a million names already available for English armies who fought in a number of campaigns, including Agincourt– forming what’s believed to be the largest database of medieval people in the world. This latest stage of the Soldier in Later Medieval England project has been supported by the charity Agincourt 600 and by both universities.

Details may be found in an announcement from the University of Southampton at: https://goo.gl/FkIihE.


Thank you, Dick. I have a lot of French ancestry going back to the 1500’s and found several surnames to explore in this database.


For those who are interested in the Battle of Agincourt, the University of Southampton is offering a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the Future Learn platform, starting October 17. I took this course during a previous offering and found it very interesting. It was amazing to find out that the original rolls of participants and supplies for Henry V’s campaign still exist so many centuries later. The amount of detail recorded is amazing. Further details can be found on the Future Learn website at:

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