Saturday, October 11, 2014

History Trivia - Battle of Tours - Charles Martel defeats the Moors

October 11

 732 Battle of Tours: Near Poitiers, France, the leader of the Franks, Charles Martel and his men, defeated a large army of Moors, stopping the Muslims from spreading into Western Europe. The governor of Cordoba, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, was killed during the battle

303 Pope Boniface VIII died. He instituted the first Jubilee (special year of remission of sins and universal pardon).

1521 Pope Leo X granted Henry VIII the title Defender of the Faith for a tract defending Catholicism.

1542 Thomas Wyatt died. The English lyrical poet is credited with introducing the sonnet into English.

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