Friday, August 26, 2011

On August 26

On this day in ...
... 1346 (665 years ago today), amid the Hundred Years' War, English and French troops fought the Battle of Crécy, a landmark in weapons technology: "the longbow triumphed over crossbowmen and armoured knights." (image credit) The contest heralded "the rise of England as a world power."

(Prior August 26 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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