Sunday, October 11, 2015

History Trivia - Battle of Tours - Charles Martel victorious

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 

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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