Saturday, October 17, 2015

History Trivia - Battle at Tours: Charles Martel victorious

October 17

733 Battle at Tours: Charles Martel (grandfather of Charlemagne) defeated Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden, and halted a northward Islamic expansion into western Europe. 

1091 A tornado struck the heart of London which destroyed the rebuilt Norman London Bridge. 

1346 Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland was captured by Edward III of England near Durham, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years. 

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