Friday, August 11, 2017

A military disaster by natural means

“On Easter Monday, 13th April 1360, a freak hail storm broke over English troops as they were preparing for battle with the French during the Hundred Years’ War. So brutal was the storm that over 1,000 men and 6,000 horses lost their lives that night. Convinced it was a sign from God, King Edward rushed to pursue peace with the French, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War.”

The Hundred Years’ War lasted 116 years and, like other wars of the time, caused by two guys who both wanted the same throne.

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