Rupert Matthews is a professional historian with over 150 books, articles and other publications to his name.
To study the Crecy campaign, Rupert followed in the footsteps of the English army, from St Vaast le Hogue to Caen to Poissy to Crecy and on to Calais. He spent much time on the battlefields and key landscapes that had such an impact on events. Having walked over the ground and viewed it as the commanders of the time did, he has a unique insight into what those men could have seen and known, and what they could not. He has studied the weapons and tactics of the time, handling replica weapons and pondering at first hand the problems raised by using such implements in the tactical formations of the time. He has also made a study of the less glamourous, but no less essential, logistical side of medieval warfare.
Rupert is a member of the Battlefields Trust and other military history organisations.
Rupert Matthews has also written a companion volume to this book entitled “The Battle of Thermopylae – A Campaign in Context”. This book is available from Spellmount Publishing and all good book shops.
Rupert was born in 1961 and attended his local grammar school. He now lives in Surrey, England, with his wife and daughter.
from The Battle of Crecy - a Campaign in Context