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Crecy 1346 : Triumph of the Longbow
by David Nicolle


Overview - The Battle of Crecy was the first major land battle of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). It pitted the French army, then considered the best in Europe, and their miscellaneous allies against the English under King Edward III and the 'Black Prince', who as yet had no great military reputation; this was the battle where he 'won his spurs'.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Battle of Crecy was the first major land battle of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). It pitted the French army, then considered the best in Europe, and their miscellaneous allies against the English under King Edward III and the 'Black Prince', who as yet had no great military reputation; this was the battle where he 'won his spurs'. The Genoese crossbowmen were outshot by the English longbows and the pattern was set for the rest of the day: the French cavalry were committed piecemeal in fruitless charges against strong English positions, losing perhaps 10,000 men in the course of the fighting. After almost a millennium in which cavalry had dominated the field of battle, the infantryman, and particularly the longbowman, now ruled supreme.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781855329669
  • ISBN-10: 1855329662
  • Publisher: Osprey Pub Co
  • Publish Date: July 2000
  • Dimensions: 0.25 x 7.25 x 9.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.78 pounds


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