The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.
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The Battle of Crecy (1346) as witnessed by Caris whilst in France was significant for two reasons. Firstly it heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon on the battlefield - a title it would keep until the 17th century and reliable handheld firearms. Secondly it was the first recorded use in battle of a cannon - called a ribauldequin and known as the "infernal machine". Having 12 barrels it was used by the English army, slow to load and liable to explode it nevertheless was the embryo of the gunpowder age See more