The Symbol of Agincourt

The Puzzler

RAY: In 1415, English king Henry V invaded France. After months of battle without victory, Henry decided to pack his bags. His army was tired, ill, and desperate for a proper cup of Earl Grey.

The French outnumbered the Brits four to one. They pledged to smash the invaders, then take the surviving Brits and remove certain body parts so they couldn't fight again. (Not those parts, you sicko!)

Heavy rain fell, and the French got bogged down. Sonja Henie's tutu! The Brits won! To celebrate, they displayed the parts that would have been cut off. What were they brandishing? (Hint: The gesture is now a popular symbol.)

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