Historical re-enactment for George

Photos are copyright of Scotland's Festival of History

Photos are copyright of Scotland's Festival of History

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Thousands of English arrows rained down on Azincourt for the first time in 600 years at the weekend as more than 1,000 historical re-enactors from more than 21 countries recreated the famous battle.

Amongst those helping mark the 600th anniversary of the famous English victory over the French was former Stonehaven man George Topp.

Photos are copyright of Scotland's Festival of History

Photos are copyright of Scotland's Festival of History

He was one of four re-enactors from Scotland who joined re-enactors from as far away as Canada, USA, Chile, Australia and across Europe.

This critical battle of The Hundred Years War saw England’s Henry V small army of 5000 defeat the French army of 20,000 close to the small northern French town of Azincourt.

One of the main features of that battle, as it was at the weekend, was the eerie hum of thousands of deadly English and Welsh arrows pouring down on the French.

Born and brought up in Stonehaven, George is a retired journalist who now splits his time between homes in Dumfriesshire and SW France.

He is pictured at Azincourt, left, with Harry Brechin from the Aberdeenshire based medieval re-enactment group Medieval Realm.

Anyone interested in helping re-create medieval history can join Medieval Realm, who can be contacted via their website

http://www.medieval-realm.co.uk/