How well-stocked with alcohol was Henry V’s army in 1415….?
“…. An army may look splendid but if it is not fed it will not fight and if it cannot drink it will not be happy. As such when Henry V of England rekindled the Hundred Years War 600 years ago in a bid to reclaim his, “just rights and inheritances” in France, wine (and beer) was very much at the heart of his plans of conquest….”
If you read this excellent article ( ) in its entirety, you will be left wondering if the Henry V’s English army waded through booze in 1415!