Crecy 1346

A Tourists’ Guide

Peter Hoskins, Richard Barber

* Highly illustrated guide to the Battle of Crécy and Edward III's 1346 campaign

* Allows the visitor to explore the Crécy battlefield and the route of the English army across northern France

* Features itineraries for drivers, cyclists and walkers

* Based on the latest scholarly research and interpretations

* The first guidebook to this decisi
Date Published :
November 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
100 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781473827011
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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On 26 August 1346, near the village of Crécy in northern France, Edward III’s outnumbered English army confronted the French forces of Philip VI and won one of the most remarkable battles of the Hundred Years War. Edward’s victory had a major impact on the course of the conflict, and it ranks alongside Poitiers and Agincourt as a landmark in the history of medieval warfare. And now, thanks to this detailed, highly illustrated guide, visitors can explore the battlefield for themselves and retrace the entire course of the Crécy campaign.

Peter Hoskins and Richard Barber set Edward’s victory within the context of the Hundred Years War and provide a graphic account of the battle. They include practical information to guide the motorist, cyclist and walker as well as descriptions of buildings, sites and monuments surviving from the period.

The book is a mine of fascinating historical information, and it is based on the most recent scholarship and research. It will be an essential traveling companion for readers who are interested in medieval history and warfare.

About The Author

Peter Hoskins is a former RAF pilot who writes, lectures and gives battlefield tours. His highly praised previous books In the Steps of the Black Prince: The Road to Poitiers, 1355-1356, Agincourt 1415 and Crecy 1346 have established his reputation as an authority on the Hundred Years War.

Richard Barber has published widely on medieval history. The Knight and Chivalry won the 1971 Somerset Maugham Award. His other major interest is historical biography with books on Henry Plantagenet and the Black Prince.


"This is a perfectly formed little guidebook with just the right balance of history, tourist information and maps, all supporting a selection of Crecy campaign itineraries. This latest medieval offering has all of the classic components that make a useful guidebook, not least, an easy to follow and engaging narrative, GPS coordinates for key points and map sheet numbers for those battlefield travellers who like to be 100% certain of their location. Like Edward’s campaign plan, everything is just right."

- Despatches, Winter 2016

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