Giant database of English medieval soldiers online

Kudos to Professor Anne Curry of the University of Southampton and Dr Adrian Bell of the University of Reading for putting a 250,000-record database of the English medieval soldiers online; a great boon to historians, scholars, and the curious:

The detailed service records of 250,000 medieval soldiers – including archers who served with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt – have gone online.

The database of those who fought in the Hundred Years War reveals salaries, sickness records and who was knighted.

The full profiles of soldiers from 1369 to 1453 will allow researchers to piece together details of their lives.

Medieval battle records go online

(via /.)