News

Battlefield of Agincourt from the French position

Wind Turbines to be built close to the battlefield of Agincourt

12 October 2018

Plans have been developed to build wind turbines close to the battlefield of Agincourt which will affect the views from and of this most iconic of conflict sites.

The wind turbines will be built in Teneur, Maisoncelle, Bealancourt, Auchy and Wamin and some will lie just to the west of an area of land believed by the French to be part of the battlefield, as highlighted by Dr Tim Sutherland in his chapter on the battlefield in the Anne Curry and Malcolm Mercer edited book, The Battle of Agincourt (Yale University Press, 2015). The above photograph shows the battlefield from the French side and the wind turbines would appear on the horizon.

The France based Organisation for the Preservation, Promotion and Protection of the Battlefield of Agincourt, also known as Vent de Champ de Bataille and formed in June 2018, is opposed to the wind turbines.  It is urging those that agree with its opposition to sign the Petition at change.org and also ‘like’ its Facebook page

Vent de Champ de Bataille has also sought the Battlefields Trust support to counter this development and the Trust has written about these plans to the French ambassador in London and the President and Prefect of the Region Hauts de France in which the battlefield is located.

 
 
 

New Articles
25 May 2015 Read More

New Articles
30 December 2014 Read More

Finding Fulford 1066
4 September 2014 Read More

Heritage Open Days
23 February 2014 Read More

New Articles
24 January 2014 Read More

Members Articles
20 October 2013 Read More

Battle of Hastings
14 January 2013 Read More

Magazine Back issues
5 September 2012 Read More

HS2 in 1862
17 January 2012 Read More

Finding Bosworth
4 November 2009 Read More

The Battlefields Resource Centre