Eric Parker (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
15" x 19" (380mm x 490mm)Date:
1968This is the unique original Watercolour painting by Eric Parker.
The Battle of Sluys, also called Battle of l'Ecluse, was a sea battle fought on 24 June 1340 as one of the opening conflicts of the Hundred Years' War between England and France.
The encounter was during the reigns of Philip VI of France and Edward III of England, in front of the town of Newmarket or Sluis, (French Écluse), on the inlet between West Flanders and Zeeland.
During the battle Philip's navy was almost completely destroyed, giving the English fleet complete mastery over the channel. However by the end of Edward's reign the French had rebuilt their fleet and were to become a threat again.
Scrapbook of the British Sailor: Slaughter at Sluys. From Look and Learn no. 315 (27 January 1968).