History always has much to teach us, if only we think about its lessons and how to apply them. – Douglas
In 1346, an English army of 16,000 defeated more than 35,000 French at Crecy. Ten years later, 7,000 English defeated 20,000 French at Poitiers. And, in 1415, in a battle immortalized by Shakespeare, 6,000 English repeated the feat against 30,000 French at Agincourt. The English did not have better soldiers. And, at Agincourt the English were ragged, on scanty rations, and tired, but they won. There are three reasons.