Bankrupt King Edward III invades France – Road to Crecy – Battles of Saint Omer & Tournai, 1340 AD


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📚 Sources:
Sumpton, Jonathan, Trial by Battle: the Hundred Years War Vol 1 (ISBN: 978-0-571-26658-6).
Hoskins, Peter, Siege Warfare During The Hundred Years War (ISBN: 978-1-47383-432-3).
Mortimer, Ian, The Perfect King: the Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation (ISBN: 9780224073011).

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  1. The ironic thing is that the failed campaign and siege of Tournai would mark the nadir of Edward’s fortunes and with the developing Breton civil war and other successful campaigns fought in Gascony in 1345-46 and Crecy of campaign of 1346. Would set Edward abd England in a road to victory that would culminate in 1361 treaty of Bretigny.

    Hope that as well as a video on the Crecy campaign, that you will also do one for the generally overlooked Gascony campaign of 1345-46 and how Lancaster’s success there proved very useful in giving Edward free reign in Normandy on his match to Crecy.

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