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  Battle of Sluys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The naval Battle of Sluys was fought on 24 June 1340.
It was one of only two naval battles in which King Edward III of England commanded in person, the other being the Battle of L'Espagnols-sur-Mer.
The story of the battle of Sluys is told from the English side by Sir Harris Nicolas, in his History of the Royal Navy, vol.
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 Battle of Crecy Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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.
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 Battle of Crécy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was a battle where the effectiveness of the English longbow, used en masse, was proven against armoured knights, against the conventional wisdom of the day which held archers firing on armor would have little effect and be butchered when the armored units closed.
As in later battles, where the longbowmen could not as easily penetrate the knights' much-improved armor, they also found flank areas of the opposition's horses which were unprotected and killed or disabled the mounts, leaving the knights floundering helplessly on foot.
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 killed.
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 Sluis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sluis is the name of both a municipality and a town located in the west of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, in the south-western part of the Netherlands.
Sint Anna ter Muiden, with a population of only 50 (2001), is a small village about 1 km west of the town of Sluis, located on the westernmost point of the Netherlands.
In 1340 the Battle of Sluys was fought nearby at sea.
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 Battle of Sluys: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Sluis is a municipality and a town in the southwestern netherlands in the west of zeeuws-vlaanderen....
The battle of plattsburgh also known as the battle of lake champlain ended the final invasion of the northern states during the war of 1812....
The battle of artemisium was a naval battle between an alliance of greek city-states and the persians in 480 bc....
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 Battle of Sluys - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The naval Battle of Sluys was fought on Saturday, 24 June 1340.
Edward anchored at Blankenberge on the afternoon of the 23rd and sent three squires to reconnoitre the position of the French.
Authorities—The story of the battle of Sluys is told from the English side by Sir Harris Nicolas, in his History of the Royal Navy, vol.
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 Battle of Sluys
The Battle of Sluys was fought on Saturday, June 24, 1340.
Illustration of the battle from Chronicles, a 14th century manuscript by Jean Froissart
The encounter took place in front of the town of Sluys or Sluis, (French Ecluse), on the inlet between West Flanders and Zeeland.
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 BATTLE OF SLUYS - LoveToKnow Article on BATTLE OF SLUYS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
SLUYS, BATTLE OF, fought on Saturday the 24th of June 1330, one of the two sea-fights in which King Edward III.
The place of the encounter was in front of the town of Sluis, Sluys, or in French Ecluse, on the inlet between West Flanders and Zeeland.
AuTIloicITIEs.The story of the battle of Sluys is told from the English side by Sir Harris Nicolas, in his History of the Royal Navy, vol.
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 [Jeanne d'Arc]>> Battle>Sluys
The major outcome of the battle was that it permantly stopped all ideas of a French invasion of England and determined that the majority of the warfare would be conducted in France.
The battle had been decided within the first two hours, but the ships-to-ship fighting went on all day and well in to the night.
The Battle of Sluys was a naval battle fought on Saturday, 24 June 1340.
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 [Jeanne d'Arc]>> Battle>Crecy
First major battle of the Hundred Years' War on 26 August 1346 in which Philip VI of France was defeated by Edward III of England at the village of Crécy-en-Ponthieu, now in Somme département, France, 18 km/11 mi northeast of Abbeville.
In the Battle of Crécy the English proved, for the first time in continental warfare, that the longbow was superior to the crossbow in both range and rapidity of fire.
The Battle of Crécy took place on August 26 1346, near Crécy-en-Ponthieu, in the Somme département of northern France and was one of the defining combats of arms of the Hundred Years' War.
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 Battle of Sluys Definition / Battle of Sluys Research
The Battle of Sluys was a naval battle A naval battle is a battle fought using ships or other waterborne vessels.
Although the nature of the ships involved has changed drastically, from triremes to sailing ships to battleships and aircraft carriers, many of the tactical principles remain the same, such as the importance of maneuver before the engagement proper, and the desirability of breaking off combat rather than risking the complete loss of a fleet....
The former was under the command of Edward III of England and the later under those of admiral Hue Quiéret and treasurer Nicholas Béhuchet assisted by Genoese mercenary galleys serving under Egidio Bocanegra.
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 List of the Knights of the Garter
Fought at the siege of Calais and at the Battle of Crécy.
At the battle of Bosworth he deserted the cause of Richard III, and is said to have placed the crown on Richmond's head on the field of battle.
Fought at the battles of Stoke and Blackheath.
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 Battle of Sluys, 24 July 1340
The first major battle of the hundred years war, Sluys was a dramatic naval victory for Edward III.
The French ships were chained together, while the English remained mobile, and were able to destroy the French fleet - 200 French ships were lost, while only thirty escaped.
Sluys began the process of recovering the reputation of English arms after the low-point of Bannockburn, and also saw the start of Edward III's successful military career.
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 Military History Online - The Battle of Agincourt
Henry, realizing he was heavily outnumbered and the weakened state of his army; many had dysentery and all were exhausted and hungry having lived off nothing but nuts and raw vegetables for days, offered to return Harfleur and pay for damages in return for free and safe passage to Calais.
The rules of chivalry dictate that the field of battle should favor neither side but the French freely took up a position that was disadvantageous to them.
The Duke of Barabant, arriving late to the battle due to a christening party the previous night led a brief charge which was quickly broken up and for which he lost his life.
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 SLUYS, BATTLE OF - Online Information article about SLUYS, BATTLE OF
BATTLE OF, fought on Saturday the 24th of See also:
Blankenberghe on the afternoon of the 23rd and sent three squires to reconnoitre the position of the French.
ANCHOR (from the Greek ayrcvpa, which Vossius considers is from 6yi17, a crook or hook)
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 Edward III and the English aristocracy at the beginning of the Hundred Years War
At Ipswich on 17 June 1340, a week before the battle of Sluys, an English knight, William Tallemache, attached his seal to an indenture recording his receipt of an Essex manor in return for life service in peace and war with William de Bohun, earl of Northampton.
In part, this was achieved by the acquisition of permanent retainers, such as we see in the agreement between the earl of Northampton and Sir William Tallemache on the eve of the battle of Sluys.
If some of the earls, notably Arundel and Huntingdon, were directly involved in only one of the early French campaigns (in their case, the battle of Sluys), it cannot be doubted that they supported the king's war in a variety of other ways.
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 How King Edward III Won The Battle Of Sluys
Edward II., the weak king who was defeated at the battle of Bannockburn, married Isabella, daughter of Philip IV., King of France.
When the fleet had almost got to Sluys, the English saw so many masts standing before them that it seemed as if it were a wood.
But though the English were hard pressed, for the enemies were four to one, besides being men used to the sea, in the end they won the victory, being somewhat helped by ships that came to them from the harbours on the coast hard by.
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 Chapter 46.
SIX years after the battle of Sluys another great battle was fought between the French and English at a place called Crecy.
It was a terrible battle, and to make it seem still worse, there was an eclipse of the sun and a thunderstorm while it was going on.
So when after the battle the Black Prince was made a knight, he took the motto and the crest of the King of Bohemia for his own.
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 Battle of Sluys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This illustration from a fourteenth manuscript of Les Grandes Chroniques de France depicts the naval Battle of Sluys, first major victory for the English in the Hundred Years' War against France.
King Edward III personally directed the English fleet on the day of battle.
This is another illustration of the Battle of Sluys; it comes from a fifteenth-century manuscript of Jean Froissart's Chronicles (Bib.
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 1340   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Edward III of England is declared King of FranceJune 24 - The Battle of Sluys is fought.">
June 24 - The Battle of Sluys is fought.
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 The Hundred Years' War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It was a disastrous battle for France--the King of France (Jean II) is captured along with about 2,000 members of the French aristocracy during the initial stages of the battle, and taken back to England.
By 1360, Edward has won the naval victory of Sluys (1340) and both the early land battles at Crecy and Poitiers.
The result of the battle was that the Scots were removed as a major aid to the French cause.
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 The French Chronicle of London
In the same year, the Scots began once again to wage war against our King; and the King, the third time, assembled a great host, and made an expedition throughout the territories of Scotland, but could find no one to oppose him; whereat the King and all his host were very indignant.
And then was a certain day appointed for a battle to be fought between the two kings.
And after this great battle gained, Sir Edward, our King, always maintained himself stoutly upon the sea, and would in no manner dissemble on land; and there he held his Parliament for a whole fortnight, to see any one of his enemies might think proper again to assail him.
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 Battle Of Crecy
The Welshmen also went on foot with their long knives among the men-at-arms, and slew many, both earls and knights and squires, a thing at which King Edward was afterwards much displeased, for he had sooner that they had been taken prisoners.
And that they might not lose him in the crowd, they fastened all the reins of the horses together, and putting the King at their head, that he might have his wish, so advanced towards the enemy.
Before the battle had continued any long time, a number of soldiers, Frenchmen, Germans, and men of Savoy, broke through the archers, of the Prince's division, and came to blows with the men-at-arms.
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 Navy News - News Desk - News - Naval history goes on line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This first despatch was sent on June 28, 1349, by Edward III to the Black Prince after his capture and the destruction of the 200-strong French fleet at the Battle of Sluys.
Now that despatches are instantaneous, the Museum thought it an appropriate date on which to launch the web site www.royalnavalmuseum.org which has been designed, implemented and developed by in-house staff.
After the battle the English expeditionary force landed and laid siege to Rounai.
www.navynews.co.uk /articles/2000/0006/0000063001.asp   (763 words)

  
 Chapter 45.
As he came near to Sluys, a town in Flanders, he saw such a number of masts that it seemed as if a forest had come sailing out to sea.
The English were often in great danger, for the French were much the stronger, but when the battle was over there were very few Frenchmen left, and most of their ships were sunk or destroyed.
In this way King Philip was told of the loss of all his ships, and his anger was so terrible that even his fool fled from him in fear.
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 Battle Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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 Battle Index
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 Countrybookshop.co.uk - Chronicles
Depicting the great age of Anglo-French rivalry from the deposition of Edwards II to the downfall of Richard II, Froissart portrays the deeds of knights in battle at Sluys, Crecy, Calais and Poitiers during the Hundred Years War.
Depicting the great age of Anglo-French rivalry from the deposition of Edward II to the downfall of Richard II, Froissart powerfully portrays the deeds of knights in battle at Sluys, Crecy, Calais and Poitiers during the Hundred Years War.
Yet they are only part of this vigorous portrait of medieval life, which also vividly describes the Peasants' Revolt, trading activities and diplomacy against a backdrop of degenerate nobility.
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 Shadowed Realm: Medieval Wiki > Medieval History Categories > Military > The Battle of Sluys 24 June 1340   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Shadowed Realm: Medieval Wiki > Medieval History Categories > Military > The Battle of Sluys 24 June 1340
Having obtained additional funding from Parliament, King Edward III set about solving the threat posed by the large French Invasion Fleet that King Philip had assembled at Sluys.
On the 22nd of June Edward set sail from the little port of Orwell in Suffolk and was joined at sea by Lord Morley with another fifty vessels of the Northern Fleet.
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