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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 about the battle and their re-examination of where the fighting actually took place.

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Joan of Arc and the Siege of Orléans

In the year 1428, the English besieged Orléans, hoping to capture the strategic and symbolic city. A victory here could have led to the conquest of France. However, a teenage girl named Joan of Arc would also come to Orléans, and the entire course of the Hundred Years’ War would be changed. In this episode of Bow and Blade, Kelly and Michael talk about one of the most dramatic stories of medieval military history.

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The Battle of Brunanburh

In the year 937, Æthelstan, King of England, found himself under attack from a coalition of his enemies. In this episode of Bow and Blade, Michael and Kelly tell us about the Battle of Brunanburh, including where it was fought and the amazing poem about the battle preserved in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.