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Gordon Corrigan
ASIN: B07B2JZ3XP
Publisher: Sharpe Books
Pages: 78

Few battles actually change history — but Sluys is one of them. The Battle of Sluys was fought in 1340 and was one of the opening battles of what came to be called the Hundred Years War. The strained relationship between medieval France and England intensified in the lead-up to Sluys. After Charles IV, the last son of French king Philip IV, died intestate in 1328, English King, Edward III had the strongest claim to the French throne, as Charles IV’s daughter Isabella had married his father, Edward II. But the French were not willing to accept his claim, and this became the catalyst for the Hundred Years War, which lead directly to the Battle of Sluys. It was a battle that the French should have won, but due to a grave error of judgement on their commanders’ parts they lost disastrously. While other battles of the period — Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt, the great victories of King Edward ...
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4.5 stars from 94 ratings