VIRTUAL: Michael Livingston at Hudson Library [10/17]
The Hudson Library will be hosting Michael Livingston on October 17th at 7:00PM. Livingston will be discussing his book Crécy: Battle of Five Kings.
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The Battle of Crécy in 1349 is one of the most famous and widely studied military engagements of the Middle Ages. Led by King Edward II, the English emerged victorious against the French in this pivotal battle of the Hundred Years’ War. This outcome shocked European leaders of the time because the small English force had overwhelmed the finest cavalry in Europe. The French casualties of this battle amounted to about 40% of their total force, while the British lost only 200 soldiers by comparison. However, Livingston’s groundbreaking new research has revealed that most everything we know about this decisive battle may be incorrect. Using archived manuscripts, satellite technology, and traditional fieldwork Livingston has worked to reconstruct the battle and uncover one of its biggest mysteries.
Michael Livingston is a professor at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and is a two-time winner of the Distinguished Book Prize from the International Society of Military History. He is also the author of the popular fantasy series, Seaborn and Shards of Heaven. He currently serves as the Secretary General for the United States Commission on Military History.
'Like Crécy itself, this book is a triumph and the tale it tells gives an old story new life.' BERNARD CORNWELL, bestselling author of The Last Kingdom series
A groundbreaking new study of the battle of Crécy, in which the outnumbered English under King Edward III won a decisive victory over the French and changed the course of the Hundred Years War.