History of War

Great Battles CRÉCY 26 AUGUST 1346

01 DEPLOYMENT AT THE WINDMILL

Edward III assembles his men on a hillside near Crécy-en-Ponthieu and divides them into three divisions. The Black Prince and the earl of Northampton command the English right and left flanks, while the king commands a reserve

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from History of War

History of War1 min read
The Capital Of Ruins
In 1944 Saint-Lô was a strategically important Norman city where a number of major roads intersected. If the Allies could take it then it would allow them to access the entire region and provide a route to advance towards Paris. The Germans also knew
History of War1 min read
Nobunaga And The Monks
By the 16th century, Japan's Buddhist warrior monks had amassed great wealth, influence and power. Chief among them were the Ikko-ikki, or ‘single minded’ sect. Self-governing, the Ikko rejected any outside interference, even driving a constable out
History of War1 min readPolitics
Commodore Perry
In 1635, eager to fight the subversive power of foreign influence, the paranoid Tokugawa regime banned anyone from travelling or sending ships abroad. While its cities underwent rapid economic growth and cultural development, by the 19th century, Jap