Today (maybe) in European history: the Battle of Tours (probably 732)

Let’s get the big problem out in the open right up front: while October 10, 732, is the most widely accepted date for the Battle of Tours (Poitiers)—fought between an army of the Umayyad Caliphate and a European coalition under the command of Frankish majordomo Charles Martel (d. 741)—there are a lot of reasons to … Continue reading Today (maybe) in European history: the Battle of Tours (probably 732)

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