Saturday, May 5, 2012

Agincourt

For at least 1000 years Wolverton has been unaffected by direct military action. The civil wars of the 12th, 15th and 17th centuries seem to have skirted Wolverton and we can assume that the peasants were able to continue their work without being subject to rape and pillage.

This did not mean that Wolverton men did not fight in wars, and w have certainly seen that in the last century. There are however few records to support this. Usually the lead figure is named and the rest are numbers.

The muster rolls for the 1415 invasion of France remain as an unusually complete document. Here are three men from North Bucks who mustered at Southampton in 1415. If they survived the first battles, they would have fought at Agincourt.

Walter Shyrington
Charles Mydleton
Thomas Tyringham