Harfleur under siege

According to Wikipedia, the French town of Harfleur changed hands between the English and the French repeatedly between 1415 and 1562, including being pillaged by the Huguenot.

I’m not sure which particular incident Brickshelfer Reejoc is illustrating with this Castle creation, but things don’t look good for the residents of Harfleur:

9 comments on “Harfleur under siege

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  2. Ted

    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,
    Or close the wall up with our English dead!
    – Henry V

    Don’t they teach Shakespeare down there? :)

  3. Eric Grant

    Scene from Shakespeare’s Henry V perhaps? Wasn’t that at Harfleur? (“Once more into the breach …”)

  4. Andrew Post author

    @Ted: Indeed they do, but it wasn’t clear from the description on Brickshelf that that was the case. ;-)

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