August 26, 2011

August 26: The Battle of Crecy, 1346

On August 26, 1346, the English proved that technical superiority and military strategy could overwhelm superior numbers. It was the beginning of modern warfare.

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Pictured: England's Edward the Black Prince pays his respects to the slain King of Bohemia. Painting by Julian Russel, 1888.

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