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.
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.
ON THIS DAY 1346: Edward III of England, aided by his son Edward the Black Prince, defeated the French at The Battle of Crecy.
A Scottish army of between 10,000 to 15,000 had invaded while King Edward III of England was fighting in France and had defeated the French at the Battle of Crecy, The Scots under King David attacked Hexham before pressing on towards Durham.
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.
The one specific lesson she mentioned as especially meaningful and memorable was fighting the Battle of Crecy.
John, a gallant cavalry man, led his armies fighting for the French at the battle of Crecy in 1346.
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.