Siege of Caen (1450)

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Siege of Caen
Part of the Hundred Years' War
Date5 June – 1 July 1450
Location
Result French victory. Caen surrenders
Belligerents
Royal Arms of England (1470-1471).svg Kingdom of England Arms of France (France Moderne).svg Kingdom of France
Commanders and leaders
Beaufort Arms (France modern).svg Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset Blason Arthur III de Bretagne (1393-1425) comte de Richemont.svg Arthur de Richemont

The Siege of Caen took place in 1450 during the Hundred Years War when French forces laid siege to Caen in the English-controlled Duchy of Normandy following their decisive victory at the Battle of Formigny.

After Formingy, the remnants of the English Army under Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset withdrew to Caen, pursued by the much French larger army commanded by Arthur de Richemont. After three weeks of siege Somerset surrendered. English control of Normandy rapidly collapsed, ending with the loss of Cherbourg in August. [1]

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