Five kings rode onto the battlefield at Crecy-en-Pronthieu on 13 August 1346. By the time the fighting was over, one of them was dead and two more were wounded. Only one, Edward III of England, remained victorious on the battlefield. Against overwhelming odds, his hungry, exhausted army had won a battle that shocked Europe. Bringing the story to life are the many personalities involved; not only the kings and nobles, but ordinary men-at-arms, archers, non-combatants, and even King Edward's bank manager, who accompanied him to war. This is the story of the Crecy campaign, in all its triumph and tragedy.
Morgen Witzel has written ten books and more than 400 articles on history, economcis, business and management; he is Honorary Senior Fellow at the School of Business and Economics, University of Exeter. Marilyn Livingstone is a medieval historian. She has taught and lectured on historical subjects in Canada and Britain. She is currently researching a book on Henry Bate-Dudley, the eighteenth century playwright and journalist.