The Battle of Tours

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  • We must wait here until they pass... then we will fight!
  • Eudes wedded his daughter to Othmar, one of the Islamic emirs. This alliance with the Muslims angered the Frankish Mayor of the Palace Charles, who defeated Eudes in 731. Othmar died in 731, which ended the peace between Eudes and Spain.
  • The leader of the Muslim army crossed the border and started attacking different civilizations
  • Bye Bye! You Won't be missed!
  • Charles positioned his army at a place where he expected the Muslim army to pass, at a defensive position. Possibly his tightly packed infantry, armed with swords, spears and shield formed a phalanx-like formation.
  • That looks delicious! Give me some!
  • For six days the two armies watched each other. The fight commenced on the seventh day, as Abd er Rah man did not want to postpone the battle indefinitely.
  • The death of Abd er Rahman caused the structure of the Muslim army to collapse. Leaderless and fighting among themselves, the Muslims could not muster up enough to make another stab at Europe. No further invasions of Europe were attempted.
  • The Muslim Army collapsed after their leader died in battle. Because of the win French bakers prepared a special bread which is still eaten today.
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