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Poitiers

Dan Hill

Published October 2nd 2013
ISBN : 9781492880233
Paperback
44 pages
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The Battle of Poitiers was fought ten years and four weeks after that of Crecy. The singular similarity between the two actions will be pointed out upon a later page. For the moment it must suffice to point out that Poitiers and Crecy form uniqueMoreThe Battle of Poitiers was fought ten years and four weeks after that of Crecy. The singular similarity between the two actions will be pointed out upon a later page. For the moment it must suffice to point out that Poitiers and Crecy form unique historical parallels, distinguishing like double summits the English successes of Edward III.s army upon the Continent and of the first part of the Hundred Years War. For the political situation which had produced that conflict, and for the objects which Edward III. had in provoking it, I must refer my reader to the first section of my little book upon Crecy in this series- as also for the armament and organisation of the forces that served the English crown. There remain to be added, however, for the understanding of Poitiers and its campaign, two features which differentiate the fighting of 1356 from that of ten years before. These two features are: first, the character of the commander- and secondly, the nature of the regions from which he started and through which he proceeded, coupled with the political character of the English rule in the South of France. I will take these points in inverse order.