Siege of Calais ends 1347

walwyn Sun, 07/24/2011 - 14:28
Tuesday, August 1, 1347

On the 1st of August 1347 fires were lite in the streets of Calais to signal the surrender of the town to Edward III of England. On the 3rd of August Edward entered the town allowing the remaining inhabitants to leave. The siege of Calais had lasted 11 months, and the town remained an English garrison and foothold in France until 1558.