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War Cruel and Sharp. English Strategy under Edward III, 1327-1360.

It has been fashionable to downplay the importance of battles in medieval military history. ‘Most campaigns did not end in battle largely because both commanders were reluctant to risk battle’, was John Gillingham’s verdict. He pointed out that Henry II never fought a battle, yet had a great military reputation. Richard I fought only oneContinue reading “War Cruel and Sharp. English Strategy under Edward III, 1327-1360.”