Knights Templar St Mary’s church Michelmersh
In front of the church can be found Agincourt Field where the in 1415,
600 Templar Knights and Archers gathered prior to leaving for the battle of Agincourt,
They stayed here for two nights and before marching to join the ships at Southampton, that would take them to join their brothers to fight the French.
Years later troops of the British forces camped in this same field, ready for the D-Day invasion of Normandy in 1944.
In the Church there can be found a Knights Templar tomb, we can tell that he had been on the Crusades because his legs are crossed.
Also in the church can be found a font, where they baptise children. One of the carvings of the heads resembles a master knight, it was common in these churches for the knights to carve images of the master knights.
Battle of Agincourt was an English Knights victory against a much larger French army in the Hundred Years’ War. The battle occurred on Friday 25 October 1415, in northern France.
Knights Templar change their name to Knights Hospitalar so they could continue there fight against the French.