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The Battle of Crécy (1346)

On 26 August 1346 the armies of England and France would meet at Crécy, It would be the first major battle of the Hundred Years’ War, and an important English victory. This episode of Bow and Blade features the first part of Michael and Kelly’s discussion about the battle, focusing on the sources we have on the campaign and their re-examination of where the fighting actually took place.

Bow and Blade is hosted by Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston.

Kelly DeVries is a Professor at Loyola University in Maryland and Honorary Historical Consultant at the Royal Armouries. You can learn more about Kelly on his university webpage.


Michael Livingston teaches at The Citadel and is the author of numerous books on medieval history as well as fiction novels. You can learn more about Michael on his website, or follow him on Twitter @medievalguy

You can find their Wikipedia pages here and here!

See also:

New Location for the Battle of Crécy discovered

Who actually died at the Battle of Crecy?

And see also The Battle of Crécy: A Casebook, edited by Michael Livingston and Kelly DeVries, published by Liverpool University Press in 2016.


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Music: “Battle of the Creek” by Alexander Nakarada (
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Top Image: The Battle of Crécy, from a 15th-century illuminated manuscript of Jean Froissart’s Chronicles