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  Battle of Crécy
The Battle of Crécy, fought on Saturday, August 26, 1346 was the first of several significant battles during which the longbow triumphed over crossbowmen and armoured knights.
The total number of arrows shot during the battle is estimated at a half million.
These are excerpts from the works of Jean Froissant regarding the Battles of Crecy and Poitiers.
www.archeryweb.com /archery/crecy.htm   (364 words)

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Battle of Agincourt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Agincourt was fought on October 25, 1415 as part of the Hundred Years' War between the heavily outnumbered army of King Henry V of England and that of Charles VI of France.
The battle was fought in the defile formed by the wood of Agincourt and that of Tramecourt, at the northern exit of which the army under d'Albret, constable of France, had placed itself so as to bar the way to Calais against the English forces which had been campaigning on the Somme.
It is probable that the usual three "battles" were drawn up in line, each with its archers on the flanks and the dismounted men-at-arms in the centre; the archers being thrown forward in wedge-shaped salients, almost exactly as at the Battle of Crécy.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ba/Battle_of_Agincourt   (734 words)

  
  Battle of Crecy
Crécy was a battle in which an English army of approximately 12,000, commanded by the son of Edward III of England, the Black Prince, outnumbered by Philip VI of France's force of between 30,000 and 40,000, was victorious as a direct consequence of superior weaponry and tactics.
The battle is seen by many commentators as being the beginning of the end of chivalry; during the course of the battle many of the prisoners and wounded were dispatched contrary to chivalric codes of warfare.
The prelude to the battle is the subject of a poem by the 19th century English poet William Morris, The Eve of Crécy.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ba/Battle_of_Crecy.html   (345 words)

  
 Battle of Crecy - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Crécy, Battle of, important engagement between the armies of England and France, occurring on August 26, 1346, near the village of Crécy-en-Ponthieu...
Edward was born at Woodstock in Oxfordshire on June 15, 1330, the son of King Edward III of England.
The Battle of Crécy took place on 26 August, 1346 near Crécy in northern France, and was one of the most important battles of the Hundred Years' War.
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 Wikinfo | Battle of Crecy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Crécy was a battle in which an English army of approximately 12,000, commanded by Edward III of England, outnumbered by Philip VI of France's force of between 30,000 and 40,000, was victorious as a direct consequence of superior weaponry and tactics.
The battle is seen by many historians as the beginning of the end of chivalry, because during the course of the battle many of the prisoners and wounded were dispatched contrary to chivalric codes of warfare, and the illustrious noble cavalry was no longer undefeatable by infantry.
The prelude to the battle of Crécy is the subject of a poem by the 19th century English poet William Morris, The Eve of Crécy.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Battle_of_Crecy   (757 words)

  
 Britannia: Sources of British History
Crecy and Poitiers were the battlefields upon which the legends of the Black Prince were made.
The first, which was the prince's battle, the archers there stood in manner of a herse and the men of arms in the bottom of the battle.
The same day of the battle at night the prince made a supper in his lodging to the French king and to the most part of the great lords that were prisoners.
www.britannia.com /history/docs/froissrt.html   (949 words)

  
 Next Generation Medieval Longswords - Albion Armorers - Battle Ready Swords
Crecy was one of the most decisive battles of the 100 Years War.
The Crecy is a fine example of a later period epee de guerre, or war sword, a refinement of the earlier XIIa in response to changes in the armour of the period.
The term "battle ready", when used to describe a sword, means that the sword is made of high carbon spring steel - a very strong and flexible steel.
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 Ayton and Preston - The Battle of Crécy, 1346
The next chapter, "The Battle of Crécy," by Michael Prestwich, begins with a concise phrase: ‘It is impossible to reconstruct the past’.
The next article, "The Battle of Crécy: A Hard Blow for the Monarchy of France," by Françoise Autrand, analyses the consequences of the rout for the crown.
King Philip’s retreat from the battle was unanimously seen as a shame, while King John of Bohemia’s romantic death became a symbol for the opposition to the French monarchy.
www.deremilitari.org /REVIEWS/Ayton_Crecy.htm   (1163 words)

  
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The road to Crecy: Edward III invaded France in the summer of 1346.
His forces reached the vicinity of Crecy, in lands that were his mother's property.
They continued their march to the sea and took Calais, which remained the last English territory to be surrendered to France, long after the effective end of the war.
www.soldiers-russia.com /eagle/crecy.htm   (1009 words)

  
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THE VICTORY OF THE ENGLISH LONGBOW AT THE BATTLE OF CRECY Type of event: Time: August 26, 1346 Locale: Crecy, France Significance: The English victory over the French at the Battle of Crecy not only established England as an important military power, but also demonstrated that mounted knights and the age of chivalry were doomed.
The Battle of Crecy was the first important battle in the Hundred Years War between England and France that began in 1337.
In 1356, at the Battle of Poitiers, and again in 1415 at the Battle of Agincourt, the English were to win important victories with the aid of the longbow.
www.bradley.edu /academics/las/his/His326/longbow   (1483 words)

  
 The Hundred Years War
Phillip opened the battle by advancing his mercenary Genoese crossbowmen, who were worsted in a firefight with the English long bow.
The crossbowmen were hampered due to their lesser rate of fire and the lack of protective pavises (which were left with the baggage train due to the haste of the attack).
The English men-at-arms were largely spectators to the battle as the English longbowmen effectively covered the field with their shafts.
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 Edward III, Crecy and Local TV Newsrooms « Rosenblumtv
Crecy, as Churchill says, was among the 4 great moments that shaped both British and Western history.
The French army was decimated at Crecy, and later Edward repeated the trick at Poitiers.
Michael ties together threads from Edward III and the Battle of Crecy, Alexander Graham Bell, and Jacob Perkins, inventor of refrigeration.
rosenblumtv.wordpress.com /2007/02/17/edward-iii-crecy-and-local-tv-newsrooms   (925 words)

  
 Battle of Crécy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of the most terrible battles of the Middle Ages and also one of the most decisive battles of all time was waged in its immediate
This battle is also notable for Czech history because of Czech King Jan of Luxembourg, who brought a support force of several thousand armor-clad knights to the rescue of the French.
The battle at Crécy was only one of many incidents of the Hundred Years’ War, which was in fact a series of eight great conflicts, and plunged Britain and France into war for more than 100 years (1337-1453).
www.arms-armor.cz /battles/crecy/index.php3   (1951 words)

  
 The Campaign of Crecy. Of the Great Assembly That the French King Made to Resist the King of England. Froissart, Jean. ...
Ye have heard herebefore of the order of the Englishmen, how they went in three battles, the marshals on the right hand and on the left, the king and the prince of Wales his son in the midst.
The king of England and the prince had in their battle a three thousand men of arms and six thousand archers and a ten thousand men afoot, beside them that rode with the marshals.
The king of England rode that day in good order and lodged all his battles together that night, a two leagues from Caen, in a town with a little haven called Austrehem, and thither came also all his navy of ships with the earl of Huntingdon, who was governour of them.
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 Charles Fleming - 1346 - Battle of Crecy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of the pivotal battles of the Hundred Years War was fought outside the French town of Crécy-en-Ponthieu.
This was the battle where Edward the Black Prince won his spurs, and the king of Bavaria was killed.
This Account of the Battle of Crecy is an abridged version of the lengthy Chronicles of Froissart.
www.charlesfleming-sca.com /1346/crecy.htm   (165 words)

  
 The Battle of Crecy -1346 AD (DBA Battle Scenario)
The French formed their army three lines deep with 8000 men-at-arms and 1,600 heavily armored cavalry in the first battle, 3,000-6,000 men-at-arms and 4,000 archers and crossbowmen in the second battle, and 8,000-10,000 cavalry in the third battle.
With the battle hanging in the balance, the third French battle lost heart and the majority of its horsemen left the field.
By this stage of the battle, the dead were stacked in heaps and the French wounded lay strewn across the field.
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However, the fleeing crossbowmen were met by a group of advancing knights, and a new battle ensued between the French soldiers and the Genoese crossbowmen.
Also, the son of king Edward fought in battle to “win his spurs.” Furthermore, the French made fifteen or more charges on the English line, but lost the battle in the end.
In their ways of preparing for battle and fighting during the battle, the English were able to beat the arrogant French and reap the benefits of winning the battle.
members.cox.net /thelinktotrenton/school/essays/battleofcrecy.doc   (364 words)

  
 Welcome to Wargames Journal
Crecy and Poitiers were the battlefields upon which the legends of the English Black Prince were made.
At Crecy the English men-at-arms were by and large spectators to the battle as the long bowmen peppered the field with their shafts.
Crecy, like many battle of the HYW, can be fought using VB without the need to scale down the forces involved: one base will represent what the rulebook says it represents.
www.wargamesjournal.com /middle_ages/middle_ages_article_4.asp   (4208 words)

  
 channel4.com - Monarchy - Battle of Crécy - text only
The victory at Crécy, one of the major battles of the Hundred Years War, also restored his reputation at home.
An account of Edward III's great triumph at the battle of Crécy and the role of the longbow in it.
Crécy was the first major battle of the Hundred Years War.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/M/monarchy/battles/crecy_t.html   (306 words)

  
 The Battle of Creçy August 1346 King Edward III
The Welsh and Irish infantrymen, carrying spears and knives, made up a disorderly mob of little use during battle, being mainly concerned with ransacking the countryside and murdering the inhabitants or pillaging a battlefield once the combat was over.
It was the role of the Constable of France to command the kingdom’s feudal army in battle; but the English had taken the Constable, Raoul, Count of Eu, at Caen.
In the course of the battle John, the blind King of Bohemia, riding at the Black Prince’s position, was struck down with his accompanying knights.
www.britishbattles.com /100-years-war/crecy.htm   (2204 words)

  
 The Battle of Trafalgar
The size of gun on the line of battle ships was up to 24 pounder, firing heavy iron balls or chain and link shot designed to wreck rigging.
The prospect of a decisive battle against the French and Spanish put the British Fleet in a state of high excitement.
Turner's magnificent representation of the Battle of Trafalgar
www.britishbattles.com /waterloo/battle-trafalgar.htm   (2683 words)

  
 Hundred Years War
The Hundred Years War was a series of chevauchees (plundering raids), sieges and naval battles interspersed with truces and uneasy peace.
Havoc: the Hundred Years War is a card game where players compete in a series of battles by recruiting soldiers to form sets (poker hands) to win victory points.
After 8 skirmishes a final battle ends the game and crowns a new king based on total victory points.
www.lycos.com /info/hundred-years-war--battle.html   (473 words)

  
 Battle of Crécy
The Battle of Crécy, fought on Saturday, August 26, 1346 was the first of several significant battles during which the longbow triumphed over crossbowmen and armoured knights.
The total number of arrows shot during the battle is estimated at a half million.
There were 14 to 16 charges made against the English lines from the start of the battle at 4:00 PM until the completion at midnight.
members.tripod.com /~kgehr/bp/crecy.htm   (332 words)

  
 In the Footsteps of History
The Battle of Elfincourt — based on the lopsided 1415 English victory at Agincourt — was a featured scenario in White Dwarf a number of years back, and the Battle of Bogwurst — based on the 1485 Battle of Bosworth Field — is a semi-historical scenario from the back of the Warhammer rule book.
The 1525 Battle of Pavia has always been one my favorites, a fight complicated by the fact that most of it took place at night or in the fog of early morning.
It was a challenging battle, an entertaining one full of surprises and shocks, and when it was over; I saw the seeds for grudge matches and revenge scenarios.
www.warmongerclub.com /articles/historybattle.html   (2128 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: The Battle of Crecy, 1346 (Warfare in History): Books: Andrew Ayton,Sir Philip Preston   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Road to Crecy: The English Invasion of France, 1346 by Morgen Witzel
However, it is worth noting that it is written as series of chapters by different experts - some of whom wear their intellect and research rather heavily (and unless you are somewhat fluent in the French language some extracts may not be very accessible).
The book successfuly challenges some established thoughts on the tactics of the English, notably the position of the archers in the battle formations, which is skillfully done by examining the composition of the army.
www.amazon.co.uk /Battle-Crecy-1346-Warfare-History/dp/1843831155   (479 words)

  
 Battle of crecy - The Battle of Crecy, 1346.
The first, which was the prince's battle, the archers there stood in manner of a herse and the men of arms in the bottom of the battle.
The Battle of Crécy took place on 26 August 1346 near Crécy in northern France, and was one of the most important battles of the Hundred Years' War.
Battle of Crecy - public domain Battle of Crécy between the English and French in the Hundred Years' War.
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 The Black Prince at Crecy
Few of the legendary names to be found in English history resound as does the "The Black Prince." His distant uncle (several times removed), Richard the Lionhearted, or his great-nephew, Henry V, attained the same level of chivalry, heroism and warrior reputation as this Prince of Wales.
Edward, Prince of Wales was born in June, 1330 at the royal palace at Woodstock.
It was in this battle, outnumbered three-to-one, that the supremacy of the English longbow was established beyond doubt.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/plantagenet_kings/65535   (493 words)

  
 Froissart on the Battle of Crecy (1346)
Below is a description of the Battle of Crecy, in which the flower of French knighthood was decimated by the power of the longbow.
In the second battle was the earl of Northampton, the earl of Arundel, the lord Ros, the lord Lucy, the lord Willoughby, the lord Basset, the lord of Saint-Aubin, sir Louis Tufton, the lord of Multon, the lord Lascelles and divers other, about an eight hundred men of arms and twelve hundred archers.
Then the second battle of the Englishmen came to succour the prince's battle, the which was time, for they had as then much ado; and they with the prince sent a messenger to the king, who was on a little windmill hill.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/Crecy.html   (2187 words)

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