Monday Matters for 26th October. On the evening in which the Lords debate and vote on cuts to tax credits in the House of Lords – we will bring you the latest live coverage and results. Peers have the power to block or delay the Conservative plans.
Also to mark the 600th anniversary of Agincourt, Jason speaks to the author and historian Ian Mortimer who wrote a book which covers the year 1415 including that now victory.
In our Night-Time News Report: Processed meat can cause bowel cancer – that’s according to the World Health Organisation which published a report today warning of the dangers of eating too much red & processed meat. We have a full report after 8.
Our featured group tonight is the Thompson Twins – as Peter Dodd, guitarist with the group has his birthday tomorrow.
In music news: Kyra has news on David Bowie; the MTV Europe Music Awards & Adele.
Also after 9pm – MC Jezza Fellows returns with his Downton Abbey update
2015 has been a year for anniversaries. As the World War One centenary commemorations continue, we’ve already had the bi-centenary of the Battle of Waterloo and the 800th Anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta. The latest historic event reaching a significant birthday is the Battle of Agincourt, which sees its 600th Anniversary on the 25th October.
The battle was fought on a muddy field near Azincourt in northern France.
Jason McCrossan spoke to the author Dr. Ian Mortimer about his groundbreaking and ambitious book 1415 Henry V’s Year of Glory – which records the dramatic events of 1415 on a day-by-day basis, culminated in the battle of Agincourt: a slaughter ground designed not to advance Henry’s interests directly but to demonstrate God’s approval of Henry’s royal authority on both sides of the Channel.
Henry V was born in the tower above the gatehouse of Monmouth Castle (and for that reason was sometimes called Henry of Monmouth).
He was King of England from 1413 until his death at the age of 35 in 1422. His military successes culminated in his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt (1415) and saw him come close to conquering France.
Jason McCrossan spoke with the historian, author and biographer Ian Mortimer who wrote a book called 1415 Henry V’s Year of Glory.