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Armies of Crecy and Poitiers, The

Armies of Crecy and Poitiers, The
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Armies of Crecy and Poitiers, The
by Osprey
Author: Christopher Rothero
Publish Date: 1981
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 7x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148388039
Mfg. part #: OSPMAA111
Type: Softcover

Description

A combination of dynastic disputes, feudal quibbles, trade disagreements and historical antagonism resulted in the opening of the Hundred Years War in 1337. The first major English land victory in this conflict was the Battle of Crécy. This pitted the French army, then considered the best in Europe, against the English under King Edward III. The battle established the longbow as one of the most feared weapons of the medieval period, a reputation reinforced at the bloody battle of Poitiers where much of the French nobility was slaughtered and their king captured by the English host.