[Bordermarch] Movie Night & Fighter Practice

David Lathrop dblathrop at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 19 06:55:05 PDT 2012

Thank you L. Jillian sounds fantastic! Can't wait to see it with everyone and yes you can sing along but no you can't recite every word:) 
A reminder that Fighter Practice is tonight at 7pm. We will not be attending since we have our daughter here for a day or two. Be safe and water up.
HE Elisabeth

 From: Jillian Birtciel <saintesun at gmail.com>
To: David Lathrop <dblathrop at yahoo.com>; Barony Bordermarch <bordermarch at lists.ansteorra.org> 
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 4:04 AM
Subject: Re: [Bordermarch] Movie Night

Sorry, I forgot!

King Henry V, of the House of Lancaster,  of England was a terrific, dynamic military leader who won several decisive battles in the Hundred Years War with France.  Probably his most famous, the Battle of Agincourt, is celebrated in song and story and was immortalized by William Shakespeare in the play Henry V.

Kenneth Branaugh, who directed and starred in this movie version, is one of the best interpreters of Shakespearean theater ever.  The film is filled with notable English actors such as Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian Holm, Dame Judy Dench, Paul Scofield, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson and Christian Bale (the latest Batman!) in one of his earliest roles.

The movie focuses on Henry from just after he takes the throne through his treaty and marriage to a princess of France, Catherine (Emma Thompson).  Two vital battles, Harfleur and Agincourt, feature prominently as well as the accompanying speeches before and after.  The language is Shakespearean, so prepare yourself if you're not familiar with it.  HE AmberLea, myself, and I'm sure others, can help 'translate' for anyone who gets lost.  

For SCA purposes, Henry V showcases a great swath of Medieval life in the early 1400's.  The costuming is fantastic, as well as glimpses at day-to-day life and war practices at that time.  While this is essentially a work of fiction, it is based on an actual person and actual events and was written only 150 years or so after his death (from dysentery...)

This is one of my family's favorite movies, and has been for years.  HE AmberLea, my sister Lady Maisie, and myself learned the song at the end of the Battle of Agincourt, and often perform it at events.  My son, Morgan Lloyd, was so entranced by the Welsh longbowmen that Henry so effectively employed, that he has based his own young persona on those men entirely!  

Come on out and watch with us, it's a fabulous film and we're going to have a great night!


Yours in Service,

~Jillian Saint Andre, OSTB

Beauty, strength, youth, are flowers but fading seen; 
Duty, faith, love, are roots, and ever green.  
GEORGE PEELE, Polyhymnia  

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