Armies of Crecy and Poitiers (Men-At-Arms Series, No 111) by Christopher Rothero

By Christopher Rothero

A mixture of dynastic disputes, feudal quibbles, alternate disagreements and ancient antagonism ended in the hole of the Hundred Years conflict in 1337. the 1st significant English land victory during this clash used to be the conflict of Crécy. This pitted the French military, then thought of the simplest in Europe, opposed to the English less than King Edward III. The conflict confirmed the longbow as essentially the most feared guns of the medieval interval, a name strengthened on the bloody conflict of Poitiers the place a lot of the French the Aristocracy used to be slaughtered and their king captured through the English host.

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