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 (krĕs′ē, krā-sē′)
A village of northern France northwest of Amiens. It was the site of the first decisive battle of the Hundred Years' War (August 26, 1346), in which Edward III of England defeated Philip VI of France.
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(ˈkrɛsɪ; French kresi)
(Placename) a village in N France: scene of the first decisive battle of the Hundred Years' War when the English defeated the French (1346). Official name: Crécy-en-Ponthieu Former English name: Cressy
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or Cres•sy

(ˈkrɛs i)

a village in N France, NNW of Reims: English victory over the French 1346.
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Noun1.Crecy - the first decisive battle of the Hundred Years' WarCrecy - 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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Men made songs and sang of his victories, of Crecy and of Calais, and France bowed the knee to England.
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.
The sports of the lists had done much in days gone by to impress the minds of the people, but the plumed and unwieldy champion was no longer an object either of fear or of reverence to men whose fathers and brothers had shot into the press at Crecy or Poitiers, and seen the proudest chivalry in the world unable to make head against the weapons of disciplined peasants.
1346: Edward III of England, aided by his son Edward the Black Prince, defeated the French at The Battle of Crecy.
ON THIS DAY 1346: Edward III of England, aided by his son Edward the Black Prince, defeated the French at The Battle of Crecy. 1740: Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, pioneer balloonist, was born in Annonay, France.
Parked at a picnic site in the Forest of Crecy, it attracted large orange Fritillary butterflies.
....A short but effective diversion into droll, deadpan monologue by Mr Dury, aligning himself to the throbbing pulsing electro of French dance legend De Crecy. Add the sweetly fluttering emotive input of Ms Holliday, from London punk outfit Skinny Girl Diet, and a perfectly formed and singular sounding trio is revealed.
This time he met real opposition: the full French army led by King Jean and many of the leading nobility of France, some of them veterans of the defeat at Crecy ten years before.
| August 26 THE famous Battle of Crecy took place today in 1346, and English King Edward III and his men were victorious, despite being vastly outnumbered by the French.
The latest SS release is a turbo disco cut that harks back to the filtered disco house sounds of producers like Ian Pooley and Etienne De Crecy. Sulta has curated this top line-up for Open Air Fly and the venue is phenomenal.
He was regarded as brilliant militarily, scoring important victories over the French army throughout his life - most famously aged just 16 at the Battle of Crecy.