Tag: Battle of Crécy

Death by Longbow

English King Edward III’s longbowmen shattered multiple charges by French King Philip VI’s mounted French…

Hussite Hand Cannons: A Revolution in Gunpowder Warfare

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

Death at the Hawthorn Hedge: Poitiers, 1356

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

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…

The Crossbow’s Role in Medieval Warfare

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

Medieval Weapons: The English Longbow

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

Philip vs Edward at the Battle of Crécy

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

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,…

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…

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…