This must surely be the definitive study of Crécy for many years to come; but it is much more than that. It is the narrative of a fourteenth century army at war. Impressive in its scholarship, immaculately presented, it is an essential item in a medievalist's library. --Casemate
Essays of very high quality. (...) A very fine, scholarly study and eminently readable book which deserves great authority as a study of Crécy. --History
A useful addition to the literature and worth reading by anyone with any interest in its topic. --Journal of Military History
About the Author
Dr ANDREW AYTON is senior lecturer in history at the University of Hull. Sir Philip Preston is an independent scholar, and founding secretary of the Battle of Crécy Trust, which is dedicated to research into the battle and all matters relating to it. He is a partner in an architectural practice, and lives in Crécy-en-Ponthieu, where he is vice president of the local archaeological society.