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The Battle of Castillon was a battle fought on 17 July 1453 in Gascony near the town of Castillon-sur-Dordogne (later Castillon-la-Bataille).A decisive French victory, it is considered to mark the end of the Hundred Years' War.As a result of the battle, the English lost all landholdings in France, except Calais.Castillon was the first major battle won by a massive usage of field artillery.
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The Battle of Castillon was a battle fought on 17 July 1453 in Gascony near the town of Castillon-sur-Dordogne (later Castillon-la-Bataille).A decisive French victory, it is considered to mark the end of the Hundred Years' War.As a result of the battle, the English lost all landholdings in France, except Calais.Castillon was the first major battle won by a massive usage of field artillery.
Sounds racist how many minorities had been represented on both sides?
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Apart from it being the f**king Normans again.... our French versus your French ... have you been to the Dordogne recently? its like Torremolinos in France. You can't move for the home counties Brits and their second f**king homes and their little truffle plantations. And not a single one of the m can pronounce 'Dordogne'.
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Pole wrote:
lexpat wrote:Image



The Battle of Castillon was a battle fought on 17 July 1453 in Gascony near the town of Castillon-sur-Dordogne (later Castillon-la-Bataille).A decisive French victory, it is considered to mark the end of the Hundred Years' War.As a result of the battle, the English lost all landholdings in France, except Calais.Castillon was the first major battle won by a massive usage of field artillery.
Sounds racist how many minorities had been represented on both sides?
We used loads. Welsh, scots, irish, mercenaries, whatever.

This fighting can get terribly nasty and vicious you know
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message #2527204 wrote:Apart from it being the f**king Normans again.... our French versus your French ... have you been to the Dordogne recently? its like Torremolinos in France. You can't move for the home counties Brits and their second f**king homes. And not a single one of the m can pronounce 'Dordogne'.
Yea, home counties 2nd home owners is exactly what springs to mind when you think of torremolinos :roll:
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message #2527204 wrote:Apart from it being the f**king Normans again.... our French versus your French ... have you been to the Dordogne recently? its like Torremolinos in France. You can't move for the home counties Brits and their second f**king homes and their little truffle plantations. And not a single one of the m can pronounce 'Dordogne'.
In 1453?! Nonsense. The English aristocracy firmly identified as English in 1453.
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Congrats France :thumbup:
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happyhooker wrote:
message #2527204 wrote:Apart from it being the f**king Normans again.... our French versus your French ... have you been to the Dordogne recently? its like Torremolinos in France. You can't move for the home counties Brits and their second f**king homes. And not a single one of the m can pronounce 'Dordogne'.
Yea, home counties 2nd home owners is exactly what springs to mind when you think of torremolinos :roll:
Full of London Scallies.
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Mahoney wrote:
message #2527204 wrote:Apart from it being the f**king Normans again.... our French versus your French ... have you been to the Dordogne recently? its like Torremolinos in France. You can't move for the home counties Brits and their second f**king homes and their little truffle plantations. And not a single one of the m can pronounce 'Dordogne'.
In 1453?! Nonsense. The English aristocracy firmly identified as English in 1453.
I doubt they'd have raised an army in England to fight in Aquitaine. It only became 'English' by accident.
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Pretty sure the army was raised in England - Talbot brought 3,000 men with him. And Talbot was as English as the day is long.

You're 300 years out of date.
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lexpat wrote: The Battle of Castillon was a battle fought on 17 July 1453 in Gascony near the town of Castillon-sur-Dordogne (later Castillon-la-Bataille).A decisive French victory, it is considered to mark the end of the Hundred Years' War.As a result of the battle, the English lost all landholdings in France, except Calais.Castillon was the first major battle won by a massive usage of field artillery.
Fall of Constantinople, no?
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I thought this was a celebration we've done half of winter.
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Mahoney wrote:Pretty sure the army was raised in England - Talbot brought 3,000 men with him. And Talbot was as English as the day is long.

You're 300 years out of date.
Henri's mother was French... he was king of France, he was married to a frenchwoman.
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Mahoney wrote:Pretty sure the army was raised in England - Talbot brought 3,000 men with him. And Talbot was as English as the day is long.

You're 300 years out of date.
Henri's mother was French... he was king of France, he was married to a frenchwoman.
He was king of France because his father conquered it. Most kings married foreign royalty.

You're talking bollocks.
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Mahoney wrote:
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Mahoney wrote:Pretty sure the army was raised in England - Talbot brought 3,000 men with him. And Talbot was as English as the day is long.

You're 300 years out of date.
Henri's mother was French... he was king of France, he was married to a frenchwoman.
He was king of France because his father conquered it. Most kings married foreign royalty.

You're talking bollocks.
He was the first King to use English in court. They were all frogs.
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