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The Armies of Crecy and Poitiers (Men-at-Arms #111)
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 (1346). This pitted the French army, then considered the best in Europe, against the English under King Edward III. The battle established t ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published March 19th 1981 by Osprey Publishing
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Together with the author’s companion volume in this series on Agincourt, this is an excellent overview of the three key Anglo-French confrontations that bookend the Hundred Years War. Osprey is known especially for the detailed illustrations it provides of military uniforms and weapons, and you’ll find all that here -- though the notion of “uniforms” doesn’t really apply in 14th century Europe. Instead, we have drawings of a number of generic archers, infantrymen with pole-arms, and assorted mer ...more
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