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We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers

[ 1 ] July 22, 2009 |

This is pretty groovy. A quick search indicates that a Robert Farley served as an archer in Henry V’s 1415 French expedition, under the Duke of York. My family purportedly hails from Yorkshire, although by the 15th century there was apparently minimal territorial connection between Yorkshire and the Duke of York, so who knows whether we’re related or not. In any case, for the record I’d like to disavow any familial responsibility for the death of Duke Edward at the Battle of Agincourt; it probably wasn’t our fault.


Via Danger Room.

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