Crecy 1346 by Richard Barber and Peter Hoskins
9781473827011 Pen and Sword
On 26 August 1346, near the village of Crecy in northern France, Edward III's outnumbered English army confronted the French forces of Philip VI and won one of the most remarkable battles of the Hundred Years War. Edward's victory had a major impact on the course of the conflict, and it ranks alongside Poitiers and Agincourt as a landmark in the history of medieval warfare. And now, thanks to this detailed, highly illustrated guide, visitors can explore the battlefield for themselves and retrace the entire course of the Crecy campaign.
Peter Hoskins and Richard Barber set Edward's victory within the context of the Hundred Years War and provide a graphic account of the battle. They include practical information to guide the motorist, cyclist and walker as well as descriptions of buildings, sites and monuments surviving from the period. The book is a mine of fascinating historical information, and it is based on the most recent scholarship and research.
It will be an essential travelling companion for readers who are interested in medieval history and warfare.