battle of Crecy


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Noun1.battle of Crecy - the first decisive battle of the Hundred Years' Warbattle of Crecy - the first decisive battle of the Hundred Years' War; in 1346 the English under Edward III defeated the French under Philip of Valois
Hundred Years' War - the series of wars fought intermittently between France and England; 1337-1453
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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In 1337 Edward had begun the terrible though often-interrupted series of campaigns in France which historians group together as the Hundred Tears' War, and having won the battle of Crecy against amazing odds, he had inaugurated at his court a period of splendor and luxury.
Merry, the heroine of Longbow Girl, is a supreme archer, the first longbow girl in a tradition of longbowmen that stretches back 700 years to the Battle of Crecy.
1346: Edward III of England, aided by his son Edward the Black Prince, defeated the French at The Battle of Crecy.
The same thing probably took place in the 14th century when the old vets were going on about their crossbows at the Battle of Crecy.
Despite saying he was a "great believer in chronology", he was stumped when asked the date of the Battle of Crecy.
bar] 1346 Edward III of England, aided by his son Edward the Black Prince, defeated the French at The Battle of Crecy.
He said Llantrisant had been fortified in the 13th Century and had sent its sons to fight in conflicts from the 1346 Battle of Crecy to both world wars.
The Black Prince had fought with the Astley family at the Battle of Crecy and the sixteenth Baron of Hastings acquired the window.
Having fought their way through northern France, the bold English knights meet their biggest trial at the Battle of Crecy.
Amply illustrated with color and b&w photos, drawings, and maps, this reference for high school and up offers a narrative of the battle of Crecy, the first major land battle of the Hundred Years War, looking at its significance in the transition from cavalry dominance in war to the age of the longbow.
Theatre meets history at Kenilworth Castle tomorrow and on Easter Monday with a recreation of the pageantry, excitement and action of the battle of Crecy.
The Welsh longbow was the nuclear bomb of the Medieval Age, turning the course of history at the Battle of Crecy in 1346.