At the recent meeting, James Dickinson spoke on ‘Edward lll: War, Plague and Chivalry’. It was the time of various conflicts with France about disputed lands in France which were claimed by England. The superior English long bow helped win land and sea battles. Edward’s son the Black Prince won his spurs at the Battle of Crecy and is commemorated in Canterbury Cathedral with a fine monument. Edward founded the Order of the Garter.

The talk was very informative about a period with which many of us are not familiar. The next meeting will be on Thursday 20th September at St. Nicholas Church Undercroft at 8pm when Mary Smith will speak on ‘A Schoolgirl’s War’.

Adrienne Rogers
24 July 2018

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