29 APRIL 1899, Page 14

Crecy and Calais. By Major- General the Hon. George Wrottesley.

(Harrison and Sons. 305. net.)—General Wrottesley has examined the documents of the Record Office with much care, and has produced a book of no small historical and genealogical value. He tells us that of the earls and barons who displayed banners at Crecy three only are represented in the male line,— these are Talbot, West, and Willoughby (Shrewsbury, De la Warr, and Willoughby). The thousand knights and esquires that served there are represented by about eighty families. But of nobles, knights, and squires only fifteen families remain holding the lands for which their ancestors did service at Crecy.