Siege of Mercq
|Siege of Mercq|
|Part of the Hundred Years' War|
|Kingdom of France||Kingdom of England|
|Commanders and leaders|
Robert de Berengeville †
|Casualties and losses|
The French siege proved futile as English reinforcements under Lieutenant of Calais Sir Richard Aston arrived with the Calais garrison to counterattack and lift the siege. Although surprised by the English attack the French troops manned the trenches, but the Genoese crossbowmen had no bolts and St. Pol's army suffered losses from English archers. The first to flee were the Flemings, quickly followed by the French and Genoese. Waleran III escaped with remnants of his army, but most were either killed or captured. The English captured all the French artillery, four standards, 60-80 prisoners including Jean de Hangest.
French Nobles KilledEdit
- Andrieux de Rambures, the captain of Boulogne and Gravelines, Governor of West Flanders
- Jean de Rambures, Governor of Arras
- Morel de Saveuse
- Guy Divrigny
- Courbet de Renty
- Martel de Vaulhuom
- Lord of Faiel
- Lord of Cresecques
French Nobles taken PrisonerEdit
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- Purton, Peter Fraser (2009). A History of the Late Medieval Siege, 1200-1500. Boydell & Brewer.
- Sumption, Jonathan (2017). The Hundred Years War, Volume 4: Cursed Kings. Vol. 4. University of Pennsylvania Press.
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