By Andrew Villalon, Donald Kagay

This quantity, the 1st of a two-volume set, is the paintings of fourteen eu and American students and makes a speciality of the broader points of the Hundred Years. those essays diversity a long way afield from the normal heartlands of Hundred Years struggle reviews to enquire the effect of the clash on Italy, the Low nations, and Spain and on such issues as city historical past, and the actualities of weapon use at the battlefield. the various essays during this assortment search to reconsider previous yet thorny questions lengthy linked to the clash, together with the genuine speedy impression of gunpowder know-how on siege war through the fourteenth century and the "purposeful" technique of Henry V in staging and bringing in regards to the conflict of Agincourt in 1415.

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The war now settled down into a succession of sieges and smaller engagements during which the French overran English-held strongholds and picked off out-numbered units. This new strategy maximized the French advantage in numbers while neutralizing tactical factors that had favored the English such as superior military cohesion and the greater firepower that resulted from use of the longbow. As DuGuesclin and Clisson seized the military initiative, England lost her three greatest warriors. First to fall was John Chandos, long the right-hand man of the Black Prince, who met his end in 1369 during a minor skirmish on the bridge of Lussac.

J. Andrew Villalon, (Leiden, 2002), 285–304. 25 The best English account of this king’s reign was written by a contributor to this volume. See Clara Estow, Pedro the Cruel, 1350–1369 (Leiden, 1995). J. Andrew Villalon, “Seeking Castles in Spain: Sir Hugh Calveley and the Free Companies’ MidFourteenth Century Iberian Intervention,” in Crusaders, Condotierri, and Cannon, 305–28. 27 For the “hearth tax” ( fouage, focagium) in France, see John Bell Henneman, introduction xxxv gruntled Gascon lords resisted, appealing their case to the king of France as the prince’s overlord.

Such things as the economic wellbeing of Brabant’s inhabitants and even popular sentiments helped shape policy decisions. Boffa defends Duke John against some of the charges laid at his door by later historians, in particular the accusation that he did not fulfill his commitment to England during the early stages of the conflict. Part Three looks at urban reactions to the Hundred Years War, focusing upon three important, but geographically diverse cities— London, Toulouse, and Barcelona. In “London’s War Effort during the Early Years of the Reign of Edward III,” Peter Konieczny xlvi introduction discusses how the lord mayor and other city authorities went about fulfilling requests from Edward III to provide military assistance against England’s enemies.

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