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Crecy, a French town on the river Maye, in the department of the Somme, 12 miles N.E. of Abbeville. It is chiefly known as the place of the noted battle of Cressy (1346), in which Edward III., with 30,000 men, gained a signal victory over a far larger French force. The Prince of Wales's feathers and motto were adopted from the crest of the blind king of Bohemia, who fell in the battle. In this fight cannon were used almost for the first time.