Tag: Battle of Crécy

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Hussite Hand Cannons: A Revolution in Gunpowder Warfare

The use of newly devised “hand cannons” by the Hussites, a 15th-century religious sect, changed…

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Death at the Hawthorn Hedge: Poitiers, 1356

Led by the daring Black Prince, English raiders struck deep into the heart of France…

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The Hundred Years War Continues: The Black Prince After Crécy

In the spring of 1356, Edward the Black Prince launched another chevauchée north from Gascony…

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The Crossbow’s Role in Medieval Warfare

A much-feared hand-held weapon, the crossbow was once banned by the Catholic Church. However, it…

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Medieval Weapons: The English Longbow

In the hands of an experienced archer, the English longbow was a formidable weapon.

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Philip vs Edward at the Battle of Crécy

The French rushed in to confront an English Army determined to stand its ground at…

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The Battle of Bannockburn: Edward II vs Robert the Bruce

Edward II aimed to crush Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn, July 23-24,…

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Famous Medieval Commanders Who Felt the Brunt of Arrow Attacks

Medieval archers ushered in a new era of missile warfare that ended the dominance of…

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How the Cannon Marked the End of the Knight’s Suit of Armor

By the late 15th century, knights’ suits of armor had reached their pinnacle. But the…