Crecy

Crecy was one of history's most decisive battles. After the battle of Sluys, Edward III landed in Normandy in July 1346 with about 10,000 men. The French pursued. Edward III decided to halt near Crecy in Normandy and to prepare for battle the next day. However, the French vanguard made contact and started to attack without the benefit of a plan. The French made as many as 15 attacks and the English checked each one in turn mainly because of the English longbowmen. At the end, the French were decimated and the English had a decisive victory.

Location: 
France
Outcome: 
English victory
Campaign: 
Start Date: 
Friday, August 26, 1346
Start Year: 
1346
End Date: 
Friday, August 26, 1346
End Year: 
1346
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