By Andrew Villalon, Donald Kagay

This quantity, the 1st of a two-volume set, is the paintings of fourteen ecu and American students and makes a speciality of the broader facets of the Hundred Years. those essays variety a ways afield from the conventional heartlands of Hundred Years struggle reports to enquire the impression of the clash on Italy, the Low nations, and Spain and on such subject matters as city historical past, and the actualities of weapon use at the battlefield. many of the essays during this assortment search to reconsider outdated yet thorny questions lengthy linked to the clash, together with the true fast influence of gunpowder expertise on siege conflict throughout the fourteenth century and the "purposeful" technique of Henry V in staging and bringing concerning the conflict of Agincourt in 1415.

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An English army landed at Bordeaux and began operations against the neighboring province of Gascony. In 1346, Edward III returned to continent, landing in Normandy and launching a sixweek campaign of devastation as he marched northward toward Flanders. 13 With the French army in shambles, its king fled the battlefield. At Crécy, the heir to the English throne, Edward, Prince of Wales (d. 15 To solidify England’s hold on what would become her major port of entry to the continent, Edward expelled the French inhabitants and resettled the area with English colonists.

In addition to examining how the city carried out its military responsibilities, Konieczny shows the reaction of ordinary London residents to the demands for their support resulting from the war effort. In 1355, the destructive English chevauchée through Languedoc gave the inhabitants of Toulouse a rude awakening. Although the Hundred Years War had been in progress for nearly two decades, its affect on the region had been minimal. Now, for the first time in more than a century, the city faced a true military threat.

At Crécy, the heir to the English throne, Edward, Prince of Wales (d. 15 To solidify England’s hold on what would become her major port of entry to the continent, Edward expelled the French inhabitants and resettled the area with English colonists. Calais not only supplied England with an advance military outpost, it also provided a permanent home for the wool staple. Although the ravages of the Black Death (1348–1352) and another truce (1347–1355) temporarily halted fighting, hostilities again broke out in 1355 when the Black Prince conducted a devastating chevauchée through Armagnac, Languedoc, and the Toulousain.

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