Month: September 2015

THE BATTLE OF QUATRE BRAS

Quatre Bras, Battle of, 1815

THE BATTLE OF QUATRE BRAS – NAPOLEONIC WARS 16th June 1815 SUMMARY This was a battle fought between the Seventh Coalition and the French Empire. —-oOo—- BACKGROUND On 15th June Napoleon had crossed the border into Belgium. The French wanted to secure the crossroads at Quatre Bras to prevent Wellington joining the Prussians led by Blucher. The French would […]

THE BATTLE OF POITIERS

Poitiers, Battle of, 1356

THE BATTLE OF POITIERS – HUNDRED YEARS WAR 19th September 1356 SUMMARY This was a battle fought between the English and Gascons and the French —-oOo—- BACKGROUND The Hundred Years War had begun in 1337 when the English King, Edward III, had claimed the French throne following the death of King Philip IV of France. The war […]

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