September 21, 1338 CE – Artillery is Used in a Naval Engagement During the Battle of Arnemuiden in the Hundred Years’ War

September 21, 1338 CE – Artillery is Used in a Naval Engagement During the Battle of Arnemuiden in the Hundred Years’ WarRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons The bitter feud over territory between the English and French that would become the Hundred Years’ War had only just escalated to violence on September 21, 1338. As the two navies engaged in hostilities for the first time in the conflict, the English ship Christofer brought a weapon to bear that had never been used at sea: the cannon. As ships from both sides maneuvered through the choppy seas of the English Channel near Arnemuiden, three cannons and a hand gun altered […]