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  • Eudes
  • Happy married life!!
  • KEEP WALKING, ALL OF YOU!!!
  • Abd er Rahman
  • Let's wait till they attack!
  • Let's wait till they attack.
  • Duke Eudes wedded his daughter to Othmar, one of the Islamic emirs. This allowed an alliance between Eudes and the Muslims.
  • In 732, Abd er Rhaman, who was the governor of Spain, marched over the Pyrenees. This was possibly done to stop the troubles on his northern border, but it was more likely to loot the Frankish territories.
  • AAAHHHH!!
  • The two armies met at the joining part of the Clain and Vienne river. For six days, they watched each other to see who would attack first.
  • This stuff is good!
  • Come get more bread, guys!
  • I know, right!
  • On the seventh day, the war started. According to Frankish sources, the battle lasted only one one day, but according to Arab sources, it lasted two days.
  • ATTACK!!
  • The Battle of Tours...
  • A famous historian named Edward Gibbon, and some other people like him, think that if Charles Martel had died, then the Muslims would have easily conquered Europe.
  • What if Charles Martel died...
  • Frankish bakers celebrated the victory by making bread in the shape of the Islamic crescent and serving it to other Franks, who ate the symbol of the enemy. Now, croissants are served at French breakfast tables everyday.
  • We won, we won. We won the battle!
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