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ˈkrɛs icrécy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Crecy, battle of Crecynoun

    the first decisive battle of the Hundred Years' War; in 1346 the English under Edward III defeated the French under Philip of Valois


  1. crécy

    The Battle of Crécy took place on 26 August 1346 in northern France between a French army commanded by King Philip VI and an English army led by King Edward III. The French attacked the English while they were traversing northern France during the Hundred Years' War, resulting in an English victory and heavy loss of life among the French. The English army had landed in the Cotentin Peninsula on 12 July. It had burnt a path of destruction through some of the richest lands in France to within 2 miles (3 km) of Paris, sacking many towns on the way. The English then marched north, hoping to link up with an allied Flemish army which had invaded from Flanders. Hearing that the Flemish had turned back, and having temporarily outdistanced the pursuing French, Edward had his army prepare a defensive position on a hillside near Crécy-en-Ponthieu. Late on 26 August the French army, which greatly outnumbered the English, attacked. During a brief archery duel a large force of French mercenary crossbowmen was routed by Welsh and English longbowmen. The French then launched a series of cavalry charges by their mounted knights. These were disordered by their impromptu nature, by having to force their way through the fleeing crossbowmen, by the muddy ground, by having to charge uphill, and by the pits dug by the English. The attacks were further broken up by the effective fire from the English archers, which caused heavy casualties. By the time the French charges reached the English men-at-arms, who had dismounted for the battle, they had lost much of their impetus. The ensuing hand-to-hand combat was described as "murderous, without pity, cruel, and very horrible." The French charges continued late into the night, all with the same result: fierce fighting followed by a French repulse. The English then laid siege to the port of Calais. The battle crippled the French army's ability to relieve the siege; the town fell to the English the following year and remained under English rule for more than two centuries, until 1558. Crécy established the effectiveness of the longbow as a dominant weapon on the Western European battlefield.


  1. crecy

    Crecy refers to the Battle of Crecy, a major conflict in the Hundred Years' War, fought in 1346 near Crecy, France. It was a significant victory for the English due to their use of longbowmen against the French knights. The term "Crecy" may also refer to the town in France where this battle occurred.


  1. Crécy

    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 Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Crécy

    a French village, 12 m. NE. of Abbeville, where Edward III., with 30,000, defeated the French with 68,000, and destroyed the flower of the chivalry of France, Aug. 26, 1346.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. crécy

    A village in France, department of the Somme, famous for a great victory obtained over the French, under Philip of Valois, by Edward III. of England, August 26, 1346. In this battle fell the king of Bohemia, the Count of Flanders, 8 other sovereign princes, 80 bannerets, 1200 knights, 1500 gentlemen, 4000 men-at-arms, with the Duke of Alençon and the flower of the French nobility. The English army was drawn up in three lines; of which the first was commanded by Edward, prince of Wales, assisted by the Earls of Warwick and Oxford; the second led by the Earls of Arundel and Northampton; while the third, or body reserve, was posted along the summit of a hill, under the command of the king in person, attended by the Lords Mowbray, Mortimer, and others. The English loss in this battle was very small.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CRECY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Crecy is ranked #111988 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Crecy surname appeared 157 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Crecy.

    57.3% or 90 total occurrences were Black.
    34.3% or 54 total occurrences were White.
    6.3% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crécy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crécy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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