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SIEGE OF CARTHAGE

The Punic Wars

THE PUNIC WARS The Punic Wars were three conflicts between Rome in Italy and Carthage in northern Africa which occurred over the course of almost a hundred years, beginning with a dispute over control of Sicily and culminating in the complete destruction of the Carthaginian city and state. THE ROMANS The Roman Republic had been […]

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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