Calais, Siege of

After the victory at Crecy, the English forces marched to Calais and began a successful siege that was to last a year. The French army tried to relieve Calais but retreated after finding the English position too strong. The English turned Calais into a operations base for further forays into France and it was to remain in English hands until 1558.

English Leadership: Edward III

French Leadership: Jean de Vienne

Calais, France
English victory
Start Date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 1346
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End Date: 
Monday, July 31, 1347
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