Crécy is a graphic novel written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Raulo Cáceres, depicting some of the events surrounding the historical Battle of Crécy. The graphic novel was published in 2007 by Avatar Press, under the Apparat imprint. The story is told from the point of view of the fictional William of Stoneham, a longbowman in the service of the English. It features several important characters from the event, including Edward III and Philip VI, the kings of England and France respectively.
Crecy or '''Crécy ''' a shortened name for the Battle of Crécy between the English and French in 1346.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary
Crecy \Crecy\ n. 1. the first decisive battle of the Hundred Years' War; in 1346 the English under Edward III defeated the French under King Philip of Valois.
Syn: battle of Crecy.
Usage examples of "crecy".
It was good armour, not that, save for the sword, which Sir Arnold had given him, whereat the Court at Windsor had laughed as out of date, but mail of a newer fashion taken, some of it, from the bodies of knights who fell at Crecy, after which battle such wares had been cheap.
Moreover Hugh, or rather Dick, took with him other armour, namely, that of the knight, Sir Pierre de la Roche, whom Hugh had killed at Crecy thinking that he was Edmund Acour, whose mail Pierre wore.
Often afterward I sought to see that face, especially in the great fray of Crecy, but failed, in a case which with your leave I will narrate to you.
At the battle of Crecy, as a man here will bear me witness," and he pointed to Dick, "I overcame in single combat a knight who wore upon his shield the cognizance of a wolf and on his helm a wolf's head, which were the arms of Sir Pierre de la Roche.
The sports of the lists had done much in days gone by to impress the minds of the people, but the plumed and unwieldy champion was no longer an object either of fear or of reverence to men whose fathers and brothers had shot into the press at Crecy or Poitiers, and seen the proudest chivalry in the world unable to make head against the weapons of disciplined peasants.
The old soldiers of Crecy, of Nogent, and of Poictiers were glad to think that they might hear the war-trumpet once more, and gladder still were the hot youth who had chafed for years under the martial tales of their sires.
For who could be named with Chandos, the stainless knight, the wise councillor, the valiant warrior, the hero of Crecy, of Winchelsea, of Poictiers, of Auray, and of as many other battles as there were years to his life?
At Crecy he asked his knights to lead him deeper into the battle so that he might strike further blows with his sword.
The English reportedly used some small cannon at Crecy without noticeable effect and definitely had them at the siege of Calais, where they proved powerless against the city’s stone walls.
In either Normandy or Brittany this situation was to last forty years, and at Calais, captured after the Battle of Crecy, it was to outlast the Middle Ages.
The death at Crecy of the boy’s father, Count Louis de Nevers, removed the main obstacle.
Philip had assembled a relief force and started toward the city, but, hampered by lack of money and the losses after Crecy, turned away without fighting.
But the taste of plunder, the gorgeous stuffs and rich ransoms flowing to England, and the glory and renown of Crecy cried by the heralds in public places had excited English blood.
The need to learn something from the failures of Crecy and Calais was not lost on him, and he was groping with certain ideas for military reform.
The once exuberant Edward who had looked down on victory from the windmill at Crecy was now a foolish infatuated old man “not stronger in mind than a boy of eight.