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Crécy : battle of five kings

Livingston, Michael, 1975-2022
Books, Manuscripts
A remarkable new study on the Battle of Crécy, in which the outnumbered English under King Edward III won a decisive victory over the French and changed the course of the Hundred Years War. The Battle of Crécy in 1346 is one of the most famous and widely studied military engagements in history. The repercussions of this battle - in which England's King Edward III decisively defeated a far larger French army - were felt for hundreds of years, and the exploits of those fighting reached the status of legend. Yet groundbreaking research has shown that nearly everything that has been written about this dramatic event may be wrong. In this study, Michael Livingston reveals how modern scholars have used archived manuscripts, satellite technologies and traditional fieldwork to help unlock what was arguably the battle's greatest secret: the location of the now quiet fields where so many thousands died.
Main title:
Crécy : battle of five kings / Michael Livingston ; foreword by Bernard Cornwell.
Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2022.
304 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm
9781472847058 (hbk)
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