Siege of Calais begins 1346

walwyn Sun, 07/24/2011 - 14:28
Sunday, September 4, 1346

After the Battle of Crécy the English army of Edward III moved north toward Calais reaching it on the 4th of September 1346. Meanwhile reinforcements arrived by sea from Winchelsea and Sandwich. An assault on the reinforced and resupplied French garrison in Calais was impossible, and the English army of some 10,000 - 12,000 men began to prepare for a siege that would last 11 months.