Episode 81

The Hundred Years War with Gordon Corrigan. Part One: Crécy

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This week’s chat is the 1st of 3 on the Hundred Years War, and we start with the Battles of Sluys, and the big one, Crécy. Gordon Corrigan (The Major) and distinguished historian talks through the early years of the war, with discussion on Joan of Arc – Heretic or witch? The Black Prince, Edward III and of course, the Longbow.Gordon’s book is out now, and is an amusing read that gets you up to speed on the rivalry between England and France. No mindless French bashing here, just a fun chat on the English fight for the French throne.