Medieval Battle Records Go Online
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Summary

July 20, 2009: A database has gone online with the names and battle records of more than 250,000 medieval soldiers from the Hundred Years' War - including those who fought with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt. These records reveal salaries, sickness, and who was knighted.

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Game and Story Use

  • This can add some good background information for campaigns set in the period - especially if the PCs themselves are soldiers.
  • Furthermore, it will add verisimilitude if the PCs need to trace the movement of a soldier listed in the records throughout the time. Perhaps he had buried some important treasure or artifact - or he was an evil cultist who has spread seeds of corruption in his path.
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