The Battle of Crecy, the start of the Hundred Years' Wars. The beginning of a new series for Michael Jecks.
A stunning new series from Michael Jecks, perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden.
The year is 1346 and King Edward III is restless. Despite earlier victories his army has still not achieved a major breakthrough and the French crown remains intact. Determined to bring France under English rule and the French army to its knees he has regrouped and planned a new route of attack.
And on the beaches of Normandy his men now mass, ready to march through France to victory. But the French are nowhere to be seen. Edward knows that the worst thing he could do would be to take the battle to the French, where they will have the advantage and so he sets up camp near a small hill at Crecy and waits.
The Battle of Crecy will be a decisive turning point in the Hundred Years' Wars. This is the story of that battle and the men who won it.
Praise for Templar's Acre
'A cracking read in the best style of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell, this will delight existing fans and bring many more to the fold' Manda Scott
'Vivid imagination and gripping prose' Anthony Riches
'Compellingly brought to life - both bloody reality and glorious courage' Julian Stockwin
'The Siege of Acre is meticulously observed and bloodily rendered. I want more' Robert Low
The first in a new series for Michael Jecks, centred on the Battle of Crecy at the start of the Hundred Years' War. Tightly plotted and packed with rich historical detail, epic battles and the men who fought on the ground. The jacket is poised to attract fans of C.J. Sansom, Conn Iggulden, Bernard Cornwell and Simon Scarrow.