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ID: 7017025
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Crécy-en-Ponthieu (inhabited place)  Crécy-en-Ponthieu (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 15 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.2500  decimal degrees
Long: 001 53 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 1.8833  decimal degrees

Note: Famed as site of the defeat of Philip VI by Edward III of England in 1346, the 1st major land battle of Hundred Years War; was first effective use of massed archers & supporting infantry against cavalry charges; one-third of French nobility were killed.

Names:
Crécy-en-Ponthieu (preferred,C,V)
Crécy (C,V)
Cressy (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Picardy (region (administrative division))  ............  Picardy (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Crécy-en-Ponthieu (inhabited place)  ................  Crécy-en-Ponthieu (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was medieval center
town (C)
battlefield (H)  ............  of 1346

Sources and Contributors:
Crécy..........  [VP]
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Crécy-en-Ponthieu..........  [VP Preferred]
................................  Guide Bleu: France (1967) 47
................................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 50
................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 298
Cressy..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 210
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 210
..................  Guide Bleu: France (1967) 47
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 50
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 298
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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