Author(s): David Nicolle
In 1373, John of Gaunt set off from Calais on a great raid to strike at the heart of France. Beset on all sides by French ambushes and plagued by disease and starvation, the raiders battled their way through Champagne, east of Paris, into Burgundy, across the Massif Central and finally down into the Dordogne. Unable to attack any major fortifications, John of Gaunt's men plundered the countryside, raiding towns and villages, weakening the French infrastructure. This book charts the course of the raid from beginning to end, studying all the battles and skirmishes the raiders fought along the way.