Berkhamsted Castle | Battle of Crécy

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1346: Battle of Crécy

During the Hundred Years’ War, English forces win a significant victory against France at the Battle of Crécy (26 August 1346). A decisive weapon in the battle is the longbow. The English bowmen originated from Berkhamsted, and their participation established the longbow as the dominant weapon on the Western European battlefield for several centuries.

 
 

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