"On that day in October English soldiers brought death and destruction on a scale and with a ferocity it is impossible to imagine,’ he said. "Much debate surrounds this most controversial aspect of the battle. Whatever the arguments, events here 600 years ago left a deep wound and diminished all our humanity. So as a follower of Karl Marx I stand here among you with a profound feeling of regret and deep sorrow."The grovelling apology mystified the French, who until now have largely understood the actions of King Henry V at the battle and no criticism has been levelled at England.
Welby's staff have also criticised the BBC's coverage of the anniversary, claiming it glorified an English victory at a time when the nations of Europe needed to unite in a European Federation:-
"English churchmen worked tirelessly to promote understanding and cooperation between the European churches and to encourage the political institutions of the European nations to work for the common good and focus on what they shared, not what divided them. That history is an enduring argument for continuing to build structures of trust and cooperation between the nations of Europe"Welby also defended the Church's tax avoidance schemes, particularly the use of exemptions from capital gains tax to use income from investments to fund current expenditure, and the Church's investments in arms companies BAe and Babcock.
Archbishop Welby is 19.