Online Medieval Battle Records

The detailed service records of 250,000 medieval soldiers – including archers who served with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt – have gone online. The database of those who fought in the Hundred Years War reveals salaries, sickness records and who was knighted.

More at BBC News.

I didn’t see the Web site address for this project listed in the article, so I’ve placed it here: http://www.medievalsoldier.org/

8 thoughts on “Online Medieval Battle Records”

  1. Scott, I looked up your relative since I couldn’t find any of mine. I was hopeful, but since my background is Swiss, I didn’t think I’d find any of my relatives. It says Philip Marlowe was an archer. Was he in the English or French army? It has under nature of activity, “Standing force France” and “Exped France.” What is Exped, you think?

  2. “What is Exped, you think?”

    ‘Expedition’, maybe? I’m going to have to guess he was in the English army, ‘Marlowe’ being an English name.

    Truth be told, I, myself, am not English. My grandfather changed our family name when he started his first auto body business back in NY. But, it’s always been *my* name. Still, I have no English blood!

  3. I’m half-Italian (mom’s side) with some Polish & Jewish mixed in (dad’s side). On the Italian side, we’re from Napoli, though I have no familiarity with any cousins and such there.

    Now if someone published the service records of some Roman legionnaires…that would be cool.

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