Siege of Creil

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Siege of Creil
Part of the Hundred Years' War
Date8–25 May 1441 (1441-05-08 1441-05-25) (2 weeks and 3 days)
Location 49°15′30″N2°29′00″E / 49.2583°N 2.4833°E / 49.2583; 2.4833 Coordinates: 49°15′30″N2°29′00″E / 49.2583°N 2.4833°E / 49.2583; 2.4833
Result French victory
France moderne.svg France Royal Arms of England (1399-1603).svg England
Commanders and leaders
France moderne.svg Charles VII of France William Peyto
Casualties and losses
Garrison surrendered

The Siege of Creil (8–25 May 1441) took place during the Hundred Years War. French forces led by King Charles VII of France besieged and captured the English-held town and castle north of Paris.



For the campaign of 1441, King Charles VII of France assembled a large army led by himself in person and accompanied by a powerful train of heavy artillery led by Jean Bureau. [1]


The town and castle of Creil was besieged on 8 May. [1] In two weeks the French artillery breached the walls. [1] The garrison, led in person by its commander Sir William Peyto, sallied out on 24 May but were beaten. They surrendered the place the next day and went off to Normandy. [1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Barker 2010, p. 287.

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