Saturday, 18 July 2015
Mini History Blog: The Battle of Castillion.
The 16th of July marks the anniversary of the battle that ended the Hundred Years War.
This battle, which took place in 1453 ended with the French victory, marked the end of the Hundred Years War between France and England although a peace treaty was never signed.
The English who achieved several major victories during the course of the war lost all their possession in France except for Calais which was recaptured by the French only in 1558. The battle, however, also went into history as the first battle in Europe in which cannons played a decisive role.