Friday, June 18, 2010

On June 18

On this day in ...
... 1429, the French defeated the English in the Battle of Patay, marking a turning point in the Hundred Years' War. The battle took place near Orléans in north central France. Though much of the fighting was complete before her arrival on the battlefield, credit for the victory traditionally has gone to Jeanne d'Arc (right), the 17-year-old military leader also known as Joan of Arc.

(Prior June 18 posts are here, here, and here.)

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