Crecy, 1346 : Triumph of the Black Prince

Crecy, 1346 : Triumph of the Black Prince

Description

The Battle of Crecy was the first major land battle of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). It pitted the French army, then considered the best in Europe, and their miscellaneous allies against the English under King Edward III and the 'Black Prince', who as yet had no great military reputation; this was the battle where he 'won his spurs'. The Genoese crossbowmen were outshot by the English longbows and the pattern was set for the rest of the day: the French cavalry were committed piecemeal in fruitless charges against strong English positions, losing perhaps 10,000 men in the course of the fighting. After almost a millennium in which cavalry had dominated the field of battle, the infantryman, and particularly the longbowman, now ruled supreme.


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Details

Author(s)
David Nicolle, David Chandler
Format
Paperback | 96 pages
Dimensions
184 x 248 x 9.91mm | 320g
Publication date
01 Jul 2000
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Publication City/Country
New York, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
14 colour and 70 b&w illustrations, chronology
ISBN10
1855329662
ISBN13
9781855329669
Bestsellers rank
490,964