August 26

This Day in History

1346

Battle of Crécy

During the Hundred Years War, King Edward III's small English army annihilates a much larger French force at the Battle of Crécy in Normandy. The battle, which saw an early use of the deadly longbow … (more...)

1346

First Cannon Fired in Battle, Maybe

On this day in 1346, English soldiers under Edward III rain terror on Genoese mercenaries under Philip VI of France at the Battle of Crecy in the Hundred Years War with what is perhaps the first … (more...)