The Armies of Crécy and Poitiers cover
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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.

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The Hundred Years War · Crécy · Poitiers · The Chain of Command · The Cavalry · Cavalry Armour · Infantry · Mercenaries · Supply · An Analysis of Crécy and Poitiers · The Plates

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Published 19 Mar 1981
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850453935
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 111
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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