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We happy few on St Crispin's day

Monday 25th October is St Crispin's day. It is the feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispinian. Also on this day in 1415 King Henry V was victorious at the Battle of Agincourt in Northern France. William Shakespeare wrote a play about it too which included the famous speech:

From this day to the ending of the world,

But we in it shall be remember’d;

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;

For he to-day that sheds his blood with me

Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,

This day shall gentle his condition:

And gentlemen in England now a-bed

Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,

And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks

That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

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