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Crécy 1346: Triumph of the longbow

Cr cy Triumph of the longbow The Battle of Crecy was the first major land battle of the Hundred Years War It pitted the French army then considered the best in Europe and their miscellaneous allies against the English

  • Title: Crécy 1346: Triumph of the longbow
  • Author: David Nicolle
  • ISBN: 9781855329669
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 outshThe 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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    About "David Nicolle"

    1. David Nicolle

      Dr David C Nicolle born 4 April 1944 is a British historian specialising in the military history of the Middle Ages, with a particular interest in the Middle East.David Nicolle worked for BBC Arabic before getting his MA at SOAS, University of London He gained a PHD at the University of Edinburgh He lectured in World and Islamic art and architecture at Yarmouk University, Jordan He was also on the editorial board of the Medieval History Magazine.

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    1. This offers a clear and simple introduction to the complexity of the Hundred Years War.Nicolle, a noted military historian with a long history with Osprey Publishhng, does the honours here provided a lucid and easy to follow introduction before taking us through the invasion, the fighting at Caen and the French response to the humiliation of English troops ravaging their soil. For so well known a battle as Crecy, it may be surprising to learn that there remain significant areas of historical dou [...]


    2. The mists of time are somewhat thick around the early stages of the Hundred Years War. There are conflicting accounts and gaps in the evidence; we do not even know if, when Edward III landed in Normandy in 1346, he intended a conquest or merely a grand chevauchée. David Nicolle takes the opposite view on almost all the contentious questions to Burne in his classic account of the war. Whereas Burne painted Edward as a great strategist surrounded by talented officers up against a weakling, Philip [...]


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