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Wiktionary Daily Article Lancaster's Chevauchée Of 1346 12th September 2019

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Wiktionary Daily Article Lancaster's Chevauchée Of 1346 12th September 2019

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Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:28 pm

Lancaster's chevauchée of 1346 was a large-scale mounted raid directed
by Henry, Earl of Lancaster, in south western France during the Hundred
Years' War. The main English army had defeated the larger French army at
the Battle of Crécy in August, and French defences in the south west
were left weak and disorganised. Lancaster took advantage by leading a
raid between 12 September and 31 October 1346 while sending other forces
into Quercy and the Bazadais. All three offensives were successful, with
Lancaster's chevauchée, of approximately 2,000 English and Gascon
soldiers, meeting no effective resistance from the French, penetrating
160 miles (260 kilometres) north and storming the rich city of Poitiers.
His force then razed and looted large areas of Saintonge, Aunis and
Poitou, capturing numerous towns, castles and smaller fortified places
as they went. The offensives completely disrupted the French defences
and shifted the focus of the fighting.

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n a gheataibh-san a steach,
Is thigibh fòs le maladh mòr
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ainm beannaichibh gu binn.

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Matthew 7: 15-16 Complete Jewish Bible

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]1 John 4:1 Complete Jewish Bible



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