The Effects of the Battle of Sluys upon the Administration of English Naval Impressment, 1340-1343

@article{Kepler1973TheEO,
  title={The Effects of the Battle of Sluys upon the Administration of English Naval Impressment, 1340-1343},
  author={J. Kepler},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1973},
  volume={48},
  pages={70 - 77}
}
THE function of the English navy during the Hundred Years' War was to provide English kings with armed transports for carrying soldiers, horses, and other military baggage to the Continent. Control of the Channel by systematic destruction of enemy fleets was never a factor in English strategic planning. Although the defeat of the French fleet at the Battle of Sluys in 1340 did give England uncontested use of the Narrow Seas for thirty years, Edward III did not fight the battle for that purpose… Expand
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