John of Gaunt's grande chevauchee


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History Today
Vol. 9, no. 2 (February 1959), p. 113-121


In August, 1373, a large and slow-moving English army set out to march across the heart of France. Their expedition, which lasted for five months and covered nearly a thousand miles, much of it through hostile and almost unknown country, was considered a resounding feat arms, even by the French themselves