350px-Great_Fire_LondonThis Week’s Question:

The Great Fire of London started on 2 September 1666 and went on to consume much of the city. Where did it begin?

Last Week’s Question:

Which weapon’s superiority over the crossbow was proven at the Battle of Crecy in 1346?

Answer: The English longbow proved its military supremacy at the battle, which was fought as part of the Hundred Years’ War. The longbowmen’s ability to five or six arrows per minute (compared with the French crossbowmen’s one or two) was significantly helpful for the English army (which also had the advantage of being better rested than the French.) The longbowmen helped the English army crush a French army twice as big, dealing a heavy blow to the French aristocracy.

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