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

  title={The Effects of the Battle of Sluys upon the Administration of English Naval Impressment, 1340-1343},
  author={J. S. Kepler},
  pages={70 - 77}
  • J. Kepler
  • Published 1 January 1973
  • History
  • Speculum
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… 
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  • Camden Society

Rotuli Scotiae in Turri Londinensi et in Domo Capitulari Westminasteriensi Asservati (London, 1887), i, 446. All the arrows in the whole city were ordered seized in November 1889. C

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The figure is derived from the number of warrants issued for the arrest of the masters of ships who had left Brest and Vannes without the King's permission

    He had at least 64. This was the number of masters in his fleet he later accused of engaging in piracy contrary to his orders

    • C.P.R

    Exchequer accounts show that admirals and King's clerks were the chief persons granted money to pay these wages. For the years 1889 through 1848

    • 1950

    Archives of the City of London, Register F, fol. 39, printed in Nicolas, ii

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      • January 1343 and again in March. C.C.R. 1341-1343

      As noted above, these hundred ships were to start operations around mid-Lent, the 26 March. See above

        Exchequer Accounts, 22/25, Lists and Indexes, xxxv