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April 19, 2022

The Battle of Shrewsbury (1403)

King Henry IV would face a major threat from within England, led by Henry “Harry Hotspur” Percy. Percy’s rebellion would culminate at the Battle of Shrewsbury, fought on 21 July 1403. How did this battle unfold, and how did Prince Hal survive an arrow to the face?

Bow and Blade is hosted by Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston.

Kelly DeVries is a Professor at Loyola University in Maryland and Honorary Historical Consultant at the Royal Armouries. You can learn more about Kelly on his university webpage.

Michael Livingston teaches at The Citadel and is the author of numerous books on medieval history as well as fiction novels. You can learn more about Michael on his website, or follow him on Twitter @medievalguy

See also their book Medieval Warfare: A Reader, published by the University of Toronto Press.

See also: Prince Hal’s Head-Wound: Cause and Effect

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Music: “Battle of the Creek” by Alexander Nakarada (
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Top Image: Battle of Shrewsbury, an illustration from Pennant’s ‘A tour in Wales’, 1781 – Wikimedia Commons April 19, 2022 at 09:00AM

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