Battle of Tours

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  • Muslims in Spain threatened French territories for years. Duke Eudes banned Muslims from his territory in 721, but they returned in 725.
  • Eudes forced his daughter to be married to Othmar. Othmar died in 731 which ended peace between Eudes and Spain.
  • Charles positioned his army at a place where he expected the Muslim army to pass. They were armed with swords, spears, and a shield.
  • A rumor went through that the Frankish cavalry had taken from Bordeaux, and many returned to their camp.
  • The Muslims could not muster up enough to make another stab at Europe.
  • Frankish bakers fashioned bread in the shape of the crescent to celebrate victory and today is known as the French croissant.
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