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An English Snowfall in the French Summer - The Battle of Crecy

Episode Summary

At the battle of Crecy the longbow takes center stage for the first time in a decisive fashion. We all also cover the effectiveness of Genoese crossbowmen, the last ride of the Blind King John, and the making of the Black Prince. Thanks to melhaks for the artwork and stay tuned next week when we cover the Meuse-Argonne Offensive!

Episode Notes

Paul K Davis - 100 Decisive Battles

Charles Keen - Medieval Warfare

Winston S. Churchill - A History of the English Speaking Peoples

Melhaks for the artwork

West Point History Department for the maps

Free Music Archive for the music