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The Battle of Poitiers (1356)

#The Battle of Poitiers (1356)

In this episode of Bow & Blade, Michael and Kelly take another look at this important battle from the Hundred Years’ War. How do a visit to the battlefield and the writings of an Italian chronicler change their views on how Edward the Black Prince gained his victory?

This talk follows up on Episode 23, which also looked at the battle. You can listen to it here.

Kelly DeVries is a Professor at Loyola University in Maryland and Honorary Historical Consultant at the Royal Armouries, and currently teaching at the United States Air Force Academy. You can learn more about Kelly on his university webpage.

Michael Livingston teaches at The Citadel and is the author of numerous books on medieval history as well as fiction novels. You can learn more about Michael on his website, or follow him on Twitter @medievalguy

Music: “Battle of the Creek” by Alexander Nakarada (
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