This illustration from a fourteenth manuscript of Les Grandes Chroniques
depicts the naval Battle of Sluys, first major victory for the
English in the Hundred Years' War against France. King Edward III
personally directed the English
fleet on the day of battle.
This manuscript is catalogued as Bib. Nat. Fr., FR 2813, fol. 368.
This is another illustration of the Battle of Sluys; it comes from a fifteenth-century
manuscript of Jean Froissart's Chronicles
(Bib. Nat. Fr., FR 2643,