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[French, ‘to ride’] A practice common during the Hundred Years War, the chevauchée was an armed raid into enemy territory. With the aim of destruction, pillage, and demoralization, chevauchées were generally conducted against civilian populations. See also military arts.

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Subjects: Military History — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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