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French not sore losers as they host two-day commemoration of 1415 Battle of Agincourt

  • French troops attack during a reenactment of the Battle of Agincourt, in Agincourt, northern France, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The French are hosting a reenactment of the clash with England this weekend. More than 800 people in Medieval garb are gathering at the site to commemorate the battle, which was a turning point in the Hundred Years' War. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    French troops attack during a reenactment of the Battle of Agincourt, in Agincourt, northern France, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The French are hosting a reenactment of the clash with England this weekend. More than 800 people in Medieval garb are gathering at the site to commemorate the battle, which was a turning point in the Hundred Years' War. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man wears a armor as he attends a reenactment of the Battle of Agincourt, in Agincourt, northern France, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The French are hosting a reenactment of the clash with England this weekend. More than 800 people in Medieval garb are gathering at the site to commemorate the battle, which was a turning point in the Hundred Years' War. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    A man wears a armor as he attends a reenactment of the Battle of Agincourt, in Agincourt, northern France, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The French are hosting a reenactment of the clash with England this weekend. More than 800 people in Medieval garb are gathering at the site to commemorate the battle, which was a turning point in the Hundred Years' War. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man wearing an armor attends a reenactment of the Battle of Agincourt, in Agincourt, northern France, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The French are hosting a reenactment of the clash with England this weekend. More than 800 people in Medieval garb are gathering at the site to commemorate the battle, which was a turning point in the Hundred Years' War. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    A man wearing an armor attends a reenactment of the Battle of Agincourt, in Agincourt, northern France, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The French are hosting a reenactment of the clash with England this weekend. More than 800 people in Medieval garb are gathering at the site to commemorate the battle, which was a turning point in the Hundred Years' War. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

France lost the Battle of Agincourt nearly 600 years ago, but they're not sore losers.

The French are hosting a reenactment of the clash with England this weekend. More than 800 people in Medieval garb are gathering at the site to commemorate the battle, which was a turning point in the Hundred Years' War.

The two-day event began on Saturday on a field in the northern town of Azincourt, called Agincourt in English, and includes equestrian jousting and archery.

The battle, which left the French crippled on their soil, was fought in October 1415.

The event is to "celebrate the friendship between France and the English," said Christophe Gilliot, director of the Center for Medieval History in Agincourt.