Is your medieval ancestor in this database of soldiers of the Hundred Years War?

Is your medieval ancestor in this database of soldiers of the Hundred Years War?


A newly updated searchable database, created by historians at the University of Southampton and the Henley Business School, lists a quarter of a million names of soldiers who fought in the Hundred Years War over the period 1369-1453.



The names mostly relate to soldiers of the English armies who fought in a number of campaigns, most notably the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, but includes the names of over 3,500 French soldiers also linked to the battle.

The database forms part of the Medieval Soldier website, a fantastic resource for both genealogists and people interested in medieval history.  The names of the soldiers come from medieval pay archives, muster rolls and from letters of protection, which prevented soldiers being subject to legal action while they were away on military campaign.  They were sourced from the National Archives of both England and France, the British Library and Bibliothèque nationale and all of the Archives Départementales in Normandy.

The database also contains details of geographical origins of soldiers and locations of their service, and can be searched by surname, rank, or year of service.

**Search the database here**



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