Posts Tagged ‘ Jean Froissart ’

Road to Crecy 1346 – Battle of Blanquetaque Ford

Jan 26th, 2009 | By | Category: AD 1346 Crecy

The feudal Frenchmen, having never encountered the longbow before, were staggered by the vast numbers of casualties caused by an enemy who was still so far away as to be out of crossbow range. They stood and watched clouds of arrows rising into the sky and then plunging into their ranks hitting them in the thighs and shoulders at steep angles. The peasantry and militia turned and ran leaving the wounded to the mercy of the pikemen, and the nobility to face the blades of their English counterparts.



Battle of Agincourt – Round 2

Nov 1st, 2008 | By | Category: AD 1415 Agincourt

According to an article today, in the UK Newspaper The Independent, the Battle of Agincourt is on again! Seven years shy of its 6th Centennial (25th October 2015), a verbal battle appears to have erupted over whether Henry V was a “war criminal” or not.  This particular allegation relates to the slaughter of prisoners in […]