Battle of Crécy (Cressy) 1346
Battle of Crécy (1346) took place near Crécy in northern France. Part of the Hundred Years War.
Won by Edward III and the Black Prince over Philippe VI of France on August 26, 1346.
The Battle of Crécy established the military supremacy of the English / Welsh longbow over the French combination of crossbow & armoured knights. After the Battle of Crécy, Edward III went on to besiege the city of Calais. The besieged city surrendered to Edward after eleven months, allowing the establishment of an English base in northern France.
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