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1415 – The Battle of Agincourt

25 October – On this day

The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory in the Hundred Years’ War. The battle took place on Friday, 25 October 1415 (Saint Crispin’s Day), near modern-day Azincourt, in northern France.  Continue reading “1415 – The Battle of Agincourt”

1338 – The Battle of Arnemuiden

23 September – On this day

The Battle of Arnemuiden was a naval battle fought on this day in 1338 at the start of the Hundred Years’ War between England and France. It was the first naval battle of the Hundred Years’ War and the first recorded European naval battle using artillery, as the English ship Christopher had three cannons and one hand gun. Continue reading “1338 – The Battle of Arnemuiden”

1356 – The Battle of Poitiers

19 September – On this day

The Battle of Poitiers was a major battle of the Hundred Years’ War between England and France. The battle occurred on this day in 1356 near Poitiers, France. Preceded by the Battle of Crécy in 1346, and followed by the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, it was the second of the three great English victories of the war. Continue reading “1356 – The Battle of Poitiers”

1440 – Gillies de Rais arrested

15 September – On this day

Gilles de Montmorency-Laval (1405 – 1440), Baron de Rais, was a knight and lord from Brittany, Anjou and Poitou, a leader in the French army, and a companion-in-arms of Joan of Arc. He is best known for his reputation and later conviction as a confessed serial killer of children. Continue reading “1440 – Gillies de Rais arrested”

1435 – John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford died

14 September – On this day

John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford born 20 June 1389 died on this day in 1435. He was the third surviving son of King Henry IV of England by Mary de Bohun, brother to King Henry V, and acted as regent of France for his nephew, King Henry VI.

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1419 – Duke of Burgundy assassinated

10 September – On this day

John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy, was assassinated on the bridge at Montereau on this day in 1419 during a parley with the French dauphin (the future Charles VII of France), by Tanneguy du Chastel and Jean Louvet, the dauphin’s close counsellors.

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