THREE MEDIEVAL BATTLES: Tincherbray, Bouvines, and Crecy
Compiled and Translated by G.F.Nafziger
Size: 8.5″ by 11″
Illustrations: 1 B&W
Pages: 59 pages
These three battles have unique places in history. Tincherbray, fought in 1106, was probably the first battle of what would become the Hundred Years’ War, though it was fought long before that war actually is considered to have begun. The Norman King of England found himself fighting the forces of the King of France. Bouvines, fought in 1214 between the King of France on one hand, and the Holy Roman Emperor, the Flemish, and the English, was a battle that determined if France would exist as a nation or be divided up between three powerful enemies. Crecy, fought in 1346, was one of the three major battles of the Hundred Years’ War where the English longbow wrought havoc on the French nobility.