Friday, September 29, 2017

Sep. 29: The Battle of Auray

Battle of Auray in Froissart's Chronicles

In 1364, English forces defeated the French at the Battle of Auray, bringing to an end the War of the Breton Succession, the first phase of the so-called "Hundred Years' War." It is discussed Book I of classics writer Jean Froissart's Chronicles.

An earlier phase of this same campaign is depicted in the 1596 play Edward III, which is now believed to have been co-written by classics writer Thomas Kyd and a certain "upstart crow" named Shakespeare. William Shakespeare.

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